A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

One Bad Decision About the Number of Troops... 

Nobody Could Have Predicted that if you invade a country with too few troops to secure the country after it is militarily defeated, and said invaded country has vast stockpiles of munitions which are left unguarded for months, that those stockpiles would be looted and used against the occupying force, possibly in a device known as an IED.

Now, Bush is claiming some of the components for these IED's are coming from Iran while his commander on the ground says he has no proof that that is the case. Seems to this civilian, that the most difficult "component" to acquire that goes into an IED should be the component that makes it go boom. Past reports say that 650,000 tons or munitions were left unguarded in Iraq including some high-explosives and extensive looting took place. It defies logic that any components would be needed from Iran in order to make these devices and no specifics have been forthcoming about the components just a declarative statement that Iran is involved.

Just so the irony is not lost on the Bush adminstration, perhaps they should reconsider the international ban on landmines which they've refused to sign.

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