Monday, October 25, 2004
Those 600,000 Tons of Explosives
...the RDX explosive was already gone by the time US forces arrived.
...most of the damage had already been inflicted by the dilatory tactics of America's allies which allowed Saddam the time and space -- nearly half a year and undisturbed access to Syria -- necessary to prepare his resistance, transfer money abroad and disperse explosives (as confirmed first hand by reporters).
...much of the really "criminal" neglect may be laid on the diplomatic failure which gave the wily enemy this invaluable opportunity. The price of passing the "Global Test" was very high; and having been gypped once, we now show ourselves eager to be taken to the cleaners again.
To my daughter, we were right to go in. Thank the French and Germans and the left in this country for the delay. The war will be prolonged because eventually we will have to deal with those 600,000 tons of explosives.