The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Sunday, November 07, 2004

Car 54 Where Are You?

This is troubling. Conveniently after the election, the aministration has admitted that it's revising some figures from Iraq. Specifically, the number of Stinger missiles that have gone missing.

From the NY Times:

"A new government estimate says a total of 6,000 of the weapons may be outside the control of any government, up from a previous estimate of 2,000, American officials said."

Well, hey. Compared to the number of weapons that WERE destroyed, as the White House likes to say, what's 6,000 missiles in insurgency hands? Peanuts, folks. No big deal.

For those who didn't grow up watching right-wing action flicks, the Stinger is a single use, shoulder-mounted surface-to-air rocket. IOW, a personal anti-aircraft missile.