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skippy the bush kangaroo



Monday, October 25, 2004

dude, where's my explosives?

the nytimes is reporting that 380 tons of conventional explosives in iraq, which was obstensively the responsibility of the u.s., is missing. whoops!

the iraqi interim government has warned the united states and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives - used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons - are missing from one of iraq's most sensitive former military installations.

the huge facility, called al qaqaa, was supposed to be under american military control but is now a no man's land, still picked over by looters as recently as sunday. united nations weapons inspectors had monitored the explosives for many years, but white house and pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the american-led invasion last year.

the white house said president bush's national security adviser, condoleezza rice, was informed within the past month that the explosives were missing. it is unclear whether president bush was informed. american officials have never publicly announced the disappearance, but beginning last week they answered questions about it posed by the new york times and the cbs news program "60 minutes."
"it is unclear whether president bush was informed."

please. it's unclear whether he was informed of anything.
posted by skippy at 10:41 AM |

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