10/25/04

350 Tons of High Explosives Missing in Iraq

This answers a question that I was wondering about… where have the insurgents (note the correct usage of the term as opposed to “turrrst”) been getting all the explosives for these car bombs? 350 tons at roughly ¼ to ½ ton of explosives per car bomb equals 700 to 1400 car bombs, probably less if you figure they’ve squandered a lot of it on these smaller IED’s (soldier stops an Iraqi at a checkpoint and says, “Do you have an IED?”, or, “I’m sorry, this looks like a fake IED.” “This is no good, I need a picture IED).

Condi knows about this a month ago and doesn’t tell anyone?! She must have been real busy with those campaign speeches she hasn’t been making. For God’s sake, I at least hope they let our troops know. This may explain the recent seeming blood thirsty bombing attacks on reputed turrrst hide outs. They may just be trying to destroy the explosives. Spurious George has 8 days left to hunker down and try to dodge responsibility for this blunder, a direct result of not enough boots on the ground. My prediction of their strategy as it falls apart will be:

 

1)     Blame the UN and it’s inspectors for this (slay the bearer of the bad news) then…

2)     Blame it on Al Zakari, Al Qeada, El Baredei, Al Sharpton, or Al Gore (maybe it was smuggled out of Iraq on an EL AL flight! Oops… sorry, the Israelis are supposed to be on our side!) then…

3)     Spin the Orwellian argument that missing explosives are a good thing, and Iraq and the Middle East is safer for it. After all, it can’t really be used for its intended purpose to build a nuclear weapon, can it? Well… I guess it could, actually. then…

4)     Re-credit the now discredited and formerly credited, discredited, and re-credited plot by Al Qaeda to attack during the elections. Don’t distract us with this while we’re making America safer! You should do your duty and be cautious and afraid come election day. (I think there is a hidden issue in this whole computer vs. punch card ballot deal. An actual quote from the controversial Diebold employee secret memo files,” If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.” But, which do you think is going to provide better protection from shrapnel, a paper ballot, or a computer screen? Awesome marketing idea! “Diebold… we make voting safe!” [They also manufacture these big honking steel safes])

It will be interesting to see what the mainstream press does with this hundredth do-over opportunity to do their jobs and go after this administration. Everybody go vote and don’t forget to practice “duck and cover” a few times before you go! Don’t vote your conscience, vote your consciousness.