all that glitters

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    This is from ABC online

    In Iraq, all that glistens is not gold
    US-led coalition forces scouring Iraq have admitted 1,000 gold bars they seized turned out to be copper bars painted gold.

    The troops may not have found Saddam Hussein, they may not have found the weapons of mass destruction officials insist he was hiding, but they thought they had found 1,000 gold bars.

    But the ingots seized during raids launched to hunt down Saddam's men have turned out to be copper bars painted gold, a senior official has admitted.

    Officials have adjusted their list of campaign successes to include "gold-coloured bars".

 
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