I'd imagine that we've indeed looked in quite a few basements in residential neighborhoods, but is it possible in the relatively short time we've been there to have searched even close to all of them? I doubt it. Iraq is about the size of California with nearly the same population. That's a lot of basements.
Right on BOTH counts.
Can you imagine Chief Inspector Hans Blix or even American occupational forces permitted to inspect the bowels of secret catacomb and chambers of Mosques? It's THE perfect place for "safe-keeping."
Heck, aren't snipers STILL taking pot shots at our guys with impunity from within, on top, and around those "holy" Mosques?
Enough tip-toeing around these b@stards.