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To: focusandclarity
"The IAEA took an inventory of the materials in January, 2003. In early March, right before the beginning of the war, the IAEA went to the site and found that the seals on the bunkers were still intact.

So let me get this straight. The only FACTS they KNOW are:

  1. The stuff was inventoried in January
  2. In EARLY March, the seals appeared intact
  3. The Americans did not arrive on scene until around April 9
From this they ASSUME that the explosives were taken after our troops arrived, rather than in the intervening MONTH between the March inspection and our April arrival, when Sadaam's regime was intensely preparing caches of arms and explosives for a post-invasion guerilla war

Or, indeed, possibly before March, thru a hidden tunnel that would have bypassed the sealed door

And, obviously, it's all Bush's fault

69 posted on 10/26/2004 6:47:41 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (What Is Best In Life? To crush your enemies and see them driven before you)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Alright so you're in the newsroom decided how to frame this story and you have two choices...

Report that 380 tons of nuclear grade explosives dissappeared because the U.S troops did not secure them. We will have to accept that the insurgents had access to semi trailers, had built side roads to go around US troops and had stealth technology that stopped our overflights and satelites from seeing them.


Sometime in the leadup to the War, Saddam duped the U.N. inspectors with bogus stickers or moved them after the inspectors were gone. The U.S. got there too late. We will have to accept that Saddam could fool the U.N. and we will have to assume that our soldiers would make it a priority to search and secure a known weapons site.

They chose to guve the benefit of the doubt to Saddam, terrorists and the U.N. rather than their own American troops...

This was an attempt to remove the people's right to choose an elected leader and install and anti-war commander in chief.

81 posted on 10/26/2004 8:01:41 PM PDT by dannyboy72 (it's time to take on the media)
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