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The inspectors shouldn’t be called “inspectors” but “verifiers.” This would highlight that while they have lots of things to inspect, they have nothing to verify–thus Saddam is fundamentally thwarting their work.


“Just a thought. The administration should stop calling the UN inspectors “inspectors”. They should use a name that accurately describes their job. They should be called the “UN Disarmament Verification Team”. “Inspectors” implies that they have a duty to turn up information and weapons through investigations. They do not. They are supposed to be given information about weapons or weapons destruction and are supposed to verify that it is accurate.”


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