Thursday, May 01, 2003

Accounting 101

Charles at Little Green Footballsl inked to a story which will likely not get as much attention as it should Loss Estimates Are Cut on Iraqi Artifacts.

Evidently original reports of thousands of lost artifacts has been revised to a list of 25. Quite a difference.

My favorite part of this story is the fact that the US has put a Marine reservist whi in civilian life is a Manhatten DA in charge of investigating the looting of the museum. Talk about a guy you would not want to cross - a Marine DA. He is quoted as saying "Twenty-five pieces is not the same as 170,000,". Perhaps the Iraqi antiquities experts were using the same accounting system as Enron?


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