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Posted on September 7, 2003. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Globe and Mail A different form of Enron: “It was always a ‘fragile assumption’ to expect Iraq to provide a highly detailed, fully consistent and well documented account of all its weapons work, said U.S. defence analyst Carl Conetta.
No military can do that, he wrote in a report recapping the Iraq inspections.
A U.S. audit last year, for example, found the Pentagon had lost track of more than one million chemical-biological protective suits, said Mr. Conetta, of the Project on Defense Alternatives, a private think-tank.
In perhaps the most striking example, U.S. government auditors found in 1994 that almost 2.7 tonnes of plutonium, enough for hundreds of nuclear bombs, had ‘vanished’ from U.S. stocks, because of discrepancies between ‘book inventory’ and ‘physical inventory.’ “

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