Sunday, September 30, 2007

Al Qaqaa

Who needs weapons from Iran when Uncle Sam himself hands you the keys to one of the largest stores of high explosives on the planet? Remember this?
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Posted: 0052 GMT Tons of Iraq explosives missing Massive' facility also held large caches of artillery (CNN)
Some 380 tons of explosives powerful enough to detonate nuclear warheads are missing from a former Iraqi military facility that was supposed to be under American control, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency says.
'The single most effective weapon against our deployed forces' -
Since that first fatal detonation of what is now known as an improvised explosive device, more than 81,000 IED attacks have occurred in Iraq, including 25,000 so far this year, according to U.S. military sources. The war has indeed metastasized into something "completely different," a conflict in which the roadside bomb in its many variants -- including "suicide, vehicle-borne" -- has become the signature weapon in Iraq and Afghanistan, as iconic as the machine gun in World War I or the laser-guided "smart bomb" in the Persian Gulf War of 1991.
When will we see a "sense of the Senate" resolution condemning the Bush administration as a "terrorist organization" for allowing the very raw materials being used to kill our troops to fall into the hands of the insurgency?

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