Monday, September 13, 2004
** Iraq

Don't miss this Washingotn Post article on the ill-conceived attack on Falluja in the Spring. The article is significant because it contains criticism by the Marine general in charge of the area against the civillian leadership of the military.

We're still reaping the "benefits" of that bungled mission today. For example, we provided local Iraqi National Guard battalions (who were supposedly on our side ... right!) with 800 AK-47 assault rifles, 27 pickup trucks and 50 radios which promptly ended up in the hands of the insurgents.

Not that the insurgents really need our weaponry anyway, given the large stockpiles of weapons that are still sitting around in Iraq waiting to be looted.

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