Of note, the Pentagon's efforts to ease the initial reports of the missing material:
The Pentagon also notes that it has destroyed 400,000 tons of munitions from thousands of sites across Iraq, and that the explosives at Al Qaqaa account for "one-tenth of 1 percent" of that amount.I suppose this is somehow supposed to make us feel better. Such a teensy weensy amount is missing. I mean, come on, think about all the weapons we HAVE destroyed. But there was something about percentages. What was that again? Oh yeah:
The best way to defend America in this world we live in is to stay on the offense. We got to be right 100 percent of the time here at home, and they got to be right once. And that's the reality.Well, Mr. President, when you insist, repeatedly, (and that's just 2, google around for more items to refresh your memory) that we have to bat 1000, you can't really have your people tout 99.9 as a success . . . .