Monday, August 06, 2007

Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing

The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.
The author of the report from the Government Accountability Office says U.S. military officials do not know what happened to 30 percent of the weapons the United States distributed to Iraqi forces from 2004 through early this year as part of an effort to train and equip the troops. The highest previous estimate of unaccounted-for weapons was 14,000, in a report issued last year by the inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.
Is anyone surprised by this report? They also never secured the ammunitions dumps when they went into Iraq but they did secure the oil fields. Is there anyone that still believes our motives for going into Iraq were noble?

Isn't it good to know that 190,000 weapons are missing in a country that has not had steady electricity since the invasion. At some point you have to stop blaming incompetence and realize that this was planned chaos. No one group could possibly be this incompetent, not even the Bush administration! Was stealing the oil so all important that none of the other details were even discussed?

It is currently 115 degrees in Baghdad where they receive just a few hours of electricity per day. That means you can not keep food from spoiling and you can not run air conditioners. Then we wonder why they are shooting at our troops.

It has been four years since the invasion and the infrastructure has been decimated. The people of Iraq and our soldiers are paying the price while President Bush vacations at Camp David.

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