Update 2: NYT Followup. One week before the election, this story ellicits a significant pushback.
Update: Josh Marshall is going, er, ballistic with this story.
And disturbing. New York Times exclusive.
• Also interesting: The ATL on R to the O to the V-E
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.
• 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."