Monday, October 25, 2004


Update 2: NYT Followup. One week before the election, this story ellicits a significant pushback.

: Josh Marshall is going, er, ballistic with this story.

And disturbing. New York Times exclusive.

Two weeks ago, on Oct. 10, Dr. Mohammed J. Abbas of the Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology wrote a letter to the I.A.E.A. to say the Qaqaa stockpile had been lost. He added that his ministry had judged that an "urgent updating of the registered materials is required."

A chart in his letter listed 341.7 metric tons, about 377 American tons, of HMX, RDX and PETN as missing. [emphasis added]

The explosives missing from Al Qaqaa are the strongest and fastest in common use by militaries around the globe.

• Also interesting: The ATL on R to the O to the V-E

• Mainstream Media Sinclair roundup: Kurtz, NYT. Kos is proclaiming victory and he's got a point.

• Mildly amusing Romenesko Item.

• One week till the election. Who to vote for?..."Do it for the kids, man, the kids."


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