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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:56 AM
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U.S. can't account for some weapons for Iraqi army
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=new...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military does not have a full accounting for hundreds of thousands of weapons purchased to arm some 325,500 Iraqi Security Forces by December 2006, a government report released on Sunday said.

Coalition forces were not fully accountable for the 278,000 weapons that had been purchased for the Iraqis as of August, and had apparently not complied with a requirement to register the serial numbers of all the weapons, the report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction concluded.

The report found that about $133 million of Iraqi reconstruction funds had been used to buy some 370,000 small arms ranging from semiautomatic pistols to heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

But it said Iraqi security forces lacked spare parts -- and even technical manuals -- to maintain the weapons.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:05 AM
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1. This is the perfect issue tp beat Bush up about.
We highlight incompenence and look strong of defense and a lack of congressional oversight. I suspect this will be front and center with Tony Snow today.

And exploited by every Deme in lef final week of the campaign. Worst case it takes the GOP machine waaaayyyyyy of message.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:15 AM
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2. Contractors making double and triple money
selling the same weapons multiple times...

the corruption is so thick in Iraq you can't keep track of it
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:36 AM
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3. how anyone can think that bushco* is watching out for us is beyond me
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:37 AM by madokie
oh they are watching for sure just not for our benefit, watching to see where we gaze so they can pull shit over there wherever it is we're not looking.

spell check:
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