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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Latest In Bush Dodge: The 'splosives wuz never there, Lucy!

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In Iraq, 380 tons of powerful explosives have been looted and may have fallen into the hands of insurgents. In an effort to deflect blame, administration officials are pushing the theory that when "U.S. forces...reached the Al Qaqaa military facility in early April 2003, the weapons cache was already gone."[1] This theory is not credible.
According to an AP report, U.S. solders visited the Al Qaqaa in April 2003 and "found thousands of five-centimetre by 12-centimetre boxes, each containing three vials of white powder."[2] Officials who tested the powder said it was "believed to be explosives."[3] Yesterday, "an official who monitors developments in Iraq" confirmed that "US-led coalition troops had searched Al Qaqaa in the immediate aftermath of the March 2003 invasion and confirmed that the explosives, which had been under IAEA seal since 1991, were intact."[4] Thereafter, according to the official, "the site was not secured by U.S. forces."[5]
It makes sense that the explosives were there when the U.S. solders arrived because, as the LA Times notes, "given the size of the missing cache, it would have been difficult to relocate undetected before the invasion, when U.S. spy satellites were monitoring activity."[6]
1. "White House Downplays Missing Iraq Explosives," Los Angeles Times, 10/26/04,
2. "U.S. troops find signs of chemical readiness," Associated Press, 4/05/03,
3. Ibid,
4. "380 tons of explosives missing in Iraq," Associated Press, 10/25/04,
5. Ibid,
6. "White House Downplays Missing Iraq Explosives," Los Angeles Times, 10/26/04,
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