Rumsfeld has also suggested that the problem of the missing Iraqi
explosives will probably amount to no more than a tempest in a teapot.
When asked about the disappearance of the 380 tons of explosives from
a military base in Iraq, Rumsfeld replied:
"Do you remember when the museum - everyone said the museum
. . .
"And what's going on now is a detailed investigation . . .
Probably the same investigators as the ones investigating who
looted the museum.
From the outset, the primary goal of this investigation has been the recovery of the items, the missing and stolen antiquities,
and not necessarily criminal prosecution. GOD FORBID THAT ANYONE IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
The reality is that after five months
into the investigation, we still do not have a complete inventory of precisely what is missing. . . .