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Tuesday, October 26, 2004


High Explosive Egg On Face?

It would appear that not only has the Media distorted the actual amount of 'missing' explosives (dang those metric tonnes, or is it tons)...but it may actually be that the weapons went missing before our troops even got there during the act of Liberation!

But tonight, NBCNEWS reported: The 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives were already missing back in April 10, 2003 -- when U.S. troops arrived at the installation south of Baghdad!

An NBCNEWS crew embedded with troops moved in to secure the Al-Qaqaa weapons facility on April 10, 2003, one day after the liberation of Iraq.

According to NBCNEWS, the HMX and RDX explosives were already missing when the American troops arrived.

"The U.S. Army was at the site one day after the liberation and the weapons were already gone," a top Republican blasted from Washington late Monday.
If this is true, I've got to believe that some heads are going to have to roll. Somewhere, someone must be responsible for this ridiculous distortion. If it's a mistake, then it's a pretty bad one considering the timing. If it's deliberate, then someone needs to be canned (hopefully it'll be Kerry's bit for the Presidency)...considering the timing.

This sort of thing is truly disturbing because it's (apparently) so false and so close to the election. Fortunately, there was time to set the record straight on this one. I'm just wondering what the Left is holding back to release at a time close enough to the election that there isn't time to refute it (recalling the low blow of publicizing Bush's multi-decade-old DWI just a few hours before the polls opened in 2000).


Ah yes, the link I was looking for:

So let's keep in mind that when we're talking about 380 tons of ammunition it represents 0.019% of the estimated amount of explosive and munitions that confronted the US at the beginning of the invasion [a total of 2 million tons].
So, not only did we not lose it...but even if we had lost the ammo it would have been about like losing track of a single page from one bank statement over a 100 year lifetime when the IRS comes looking.* Then, it turns out, the bank never sent it to you in the first place.

Yeah, blame Bush first (and by 'first' I mean 'before any evidence of wrongdoing even surfaces').

Update 2:

Now it appears that this was a concerted (and fortunately failed) attempt by CBS News to smear our sitting President while were are at War on the eve of the election! At best this is terrible partisanship from a 'respected' (laugh) media outlet and at worst it is (dare I say it?) Treason (and if you think this is too harsh may you should reread the story).


*For those of you keeping track, that would be 100 years x 12months/year x 4 pages/month = 4800 pages. 1/4800 = 0.02% And if you think the IRS is less dangerous than explosives you've never been audited.


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