Bush’s defense against the recent news that tons of high explosives weren’t secured during the invasion of Iraq and have fallen into enemy hands has been that they may have been missing before our troops got to them, then he turns around and blasts Kerry, saying that if Kerry had his way, Saddam might still be in power, and may have given terrorists explosives.
Now, never mind the fact that whatever may have happened, insurgents using terrorists tactics definitely have high explosives now thanks to Bush’s pigheaded incompetence.
Instead, consider Bush’s statement and ask yourself, how is it that a Minneapolis TV station knows that the explosives were almost certainly right where we should have been looking for them when US troops got there, while the President of the US, in a fight for his political life and with the whole US intelligence apparatus of the US at his disposal, does not know. It seems unlikely, doesn’t it?
More likely, Bush was lying, and he was lying because he knew this was bad news, and he thought that no one would call him on it. Or maybe he’s just ignorant and out of the loop, like he was about torture at Abu Gharib, and the absence of WMDs, or ties to Al Queda. Or maybe he was lying about those too.
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.