Thursday, October 28, 2004

"...make some good bombs."

So the explosives from Al Qaqaa were taken before the US got there. Uh, Mr. President, your pants are on fire:
Using GPS technology and talking with members of the 101st Airborne Division, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has determined the crew embedded with the troops may have been on the southern edge of the Al Qaqaa installation, where the ammunition disappeared. The news crew was based just south of Al Qaqaa, and drove two or three miles north of there with soldiers on April 18, 2003.

During that trip, members of the 101st Airborne Division showed the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS news crew bunker after bunker of material labelled "explosives." Usually it took just the snap of a bolt cutter to get into the bunkersĀ and see the material identified by the 101st as detonation cords.

"We can stick it in those and make some good bombs." a soldier told our crew.
A video. From a media embed. After the fall of Baghdad. 760,000 pounds of explosives missing because our troops were not told to guard the place.

I feel much safer.