Iranian General Defects?

Former Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Ali Reza Asgari has disappeared after visiting Istanbul. Here's a roundup from Jules Crittenden of the Boston Herald. And another from Pajamas Media. Here's more from Jim Geraghty of National Review Online. Geraghty is a bit miffed since he had lived in Ankara for a year or so and had just left Turkey before Asgari disappeared. On the positive side, it means he's off the list of those suspected of kidnapping the Iranian. Finally, the
Washington Post has weighed in
, reporting that Asgari is talking voluntarily with U.S. intelligence officials.

By Michael Barone