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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

So What Happened?... err um... I Dunno ...

The Question isn't going away for BushCo.

What happen to the missing explosives?

A Bushy Hat'd Advisor said Where is the ....

With that said, now on to some of the serious stuff that just keeps rolling along...

Talking Points Memo is the place to go for the Missing Weapons story.
Josh Marshall is all over it.
Tonight the CBS News report is the topic.

Via the unexplainable skewered Tucker blog, The answer from the BushCo mother Tucker Eskew on the tremendous screwup is...

"Turns out, our troops (and NBC) took the facility the day after the liberation of Iraq on 4/9/03, and voila! The weapons weren't there when the military arrived."
Huh? Did they look?

I don't thinky so Tucky...MSNBC thought they'd ask someone who was there.
Amy Robach: And it's still unclear exactly when those explosives disappeared. Here to help shed some light on that question is Lai Ling. She was part of an NBC news crew that traveled to that facility with the 101st Airborne Division back in April of 2003. Lai Ling, can you set the stage for us? What was the situation like when you went into the area?

Lai Ling Jew: When we went into the area, we were actually leaving Karbala and we were initially heading to Baghdad with the 101st Airborne, Second Brigade. The situation in Baghdad, the Third Infantry Division had taken over Baghdad and so they were trying to carve up the area that the 101st Airborne Division would be in charge of. Um, as a result, they had trouble figuring out who was going to take up what piece of Baghdad. They sent us over to this area in Iskanderia. We didn't know it as the Qaqaa facility at that point but when they did bring us over there we stayed there for quite a while. Almost, we stayed overnight, almost 24 hours. And we walked around, we saw the bunkers that had been bombed, and that exposed all of the ordinances that just lied dormant on the desert.

AR: Was there a search at all underway or was, did a search ensue for explosives once you got there during that 24-hour period?

LLJ: No. There wasn't a search. The mission that the brigade had was to get to Baghdad. That was more of a pit stop there for us. (via Talking Points Memo
Does BushCo really think that America is this stupid?

Yes...they are counting on it.