I Guess This Means I’ve Arrived?

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Meanwhile, here's version 1.01of my comments policy:

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2 Responses to I Guess This Means I’ve Arrived?

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  2. Neil Waelder says:

    Regarding the missing explosives, disclosed by the Iraqi government to the IAEA, I noticed the Bush administration has been quoting that the 300-400 Tons missing is a fraction of the
    243,000 tons of munitions destroyed. (A tank weighs 25 ton, a dump truck 5 tons)

    The White House rationalization:

    MR. ERELI: 10/25/2004
    “…something that is included in the Duelfer report, as of mid-September 2004, coalition forces had reviewed and cleared a total of 10,033 caches, weapons caches throughout Iraq, destroying a total of 243,000 tons of munitions..”
    Ref: US State Department – http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2004/37401.htm

    Mr. McClellan – 10/25/2004
    “…according to the Duelfer report, as of mid-September, more than 243,000 tons of munitions have been destroyed since Operation Iraqi Freedom. Coalition forces have cleared and reviewed a total of 10,033 caches of munitions; another nearly 163,000 tons of munitions have been secured and are on line to be destroyed. That puts this all — that puts this all in context.”
    Ref: White House Press Briefing – http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/10/20041025-1.html

    However, the National Security Web site – 4/19/2004 ( indicated by the meta content):
    ” 3. More than 8,200 tons of ammunition, thousands of AK-47s, grenades, and other weapons have been seized throughout Iraq — much of which was stored by the Hussein regime in hospitals, schools, and mosques.”

    Ref: NSC – http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/part2.html

    What is it, 8,200 tons or 163,000 tons?

    Neil Waelder
    Syracuse, NY


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