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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:40 AM
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US Loses Thousands of Weapons in Iraq - Said to Fail in Tracking Arms...
'The American military has not properly tracked hundreds of thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces and has failed to provide spare parts, maintenance personnel or even repair manuals for most of the weapons given to the Iraqis, a federal report released Sunday has concluded.

The report was undertaken at the request of Senator John W. Warner, the Virginia Republican who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and who recently expressed an assessment far darker than the Bush administrations on the situation in Iraq.

Mr. Warner sent his request in May to a federal oversight agency, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. He also asked the inspector general to examine whether Iraqi security forces were developing a logistics operation capable of sustaining the hundreds of thousands of troops and police officers the American military says it has trained.

The answers came Sunday from the inspector generals office, which found discrepancies in American military records on where thousands of 9-millimeter pistols and hundreds of assault rifles and other weapons have ended up. The American military did not even take the elementary step of recording the serial numbers of weapons provided to Iraqis, the inspector general found, making it impossible to track or identify any that might have fallen into the wrong hands.'

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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:17 AM
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1. CNN is reporting 14,000 weapons unaccounted for
Add in Bush**'s failure to secure the Iraqi weapons depots during the invasion, including tons of explosives materials, and the deaths of nearly 3000 US soldiers looks downright premeditated by this administration.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 AM
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3. that's right, it blew my mind when rumsfeld told them to roll on past...
those ammo dumps on the way to Baghdad; i've been thinking all along they are what's been blowing up our guys & gals; what an utter failure this heinous g.w. bush war
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:28 AM
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2. "Lord of War" comes to mind.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:36 PM
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4. 490,000 weapons at latest count...
dumb-ass republican/crony war machine :thumbsdown:
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