Oh, you mean those explosives!

Presumably this means that those soldiers hate America and the President:

WASHINGTON ? In the weeks after the fall of Baghdad, Iraqi looters loaded powerful explosives into pickup trucks and drove the material away from the Al Qaqaa ammunition site, according to a group of U.S. Army reservists and National Guardsmen who said they witnessed the looting.

The soldiers said about a dozen U.S. troops guarding the sprawling facility could not prevent the theft because they were outnumbered by looters. Soldiers with one unit ? the 317th Support Center based in Wiesbaden, Germany ? said they sent a message to commanders in Baghdad requesting help to secure the site but received no reply. […]

“We were running from one side of the compound to the other side, trying to kick people out,” said one senior noncommissioned officer who was at the site in late April 2003.

“On our last day there, there were at least 100 vehicles waiting at the site for us to leave” so looters could come in and take munitions. [Emphasis added.]

To think we were totally convinced this was just a liberal media spun story!


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I’m having a really hard time joining Saint Rudy in blaming the troops for this. It almost seems as if the administration may have borne some responsibility since they didn’t allocate enough troops to secure the weapons stores and dismantled the Iraqi forces that were previously doing so. “We’re safer but not yet safe, unless you’re serving in Iraq in which case DUCK!”


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