Monday, October 30, 2006

Where are the guns, Rummy?

Murphy's Law meets BushCo's brown* thumb
The Pentagon cannot account for 14,030 weapons -- almost 4 percent of the semiautomatic pistols, assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and other weapons it began supplying to Iraq since the end of 2003, according to a report from the office of the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.

The missing weapons will not be tracked easily: The Defense Department registered the serial numbers of only about 10,000 of the 370,251 weapons it provided -- less than 3 percent.


Fear not, unrelenting military-supporters, your unmanned drones will remain loyal to your Eye For An Eye Diplomacy March of Freedom War on Terra.

ABC News has learned the raid was launched after U.S. intelligence received tips and examined Predator reconnaissance indicating that al Qaeda's No. 2 man may have been staying at the school, which is located in the Bajaur region near the village that is thought to be al Qaeda's winter headquarters.

Despite earlier reports that the missiles had been launched by Pakistani military helicopters, Pakistani intelligence sources now tell ABC News that the missiles were fired from a U.S. Predator drone plane.

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To quote a blogfriend of mine: "I guess they think nuclear annihilation would be preferable to Democratic control of the house?"

I dunno the answer to that question, but I do know that George Bush, John Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership still heart Rummy despite the continuous missteps.
BOEHNER: I think Donald Rumsfeld is the best thing that’s happened to the Pentagon in 25 years. This Pentagon and our military needs a transformation and I think Donald Rumsfeld is the only man in America who knows where the bodies are buried at the Pentagon, has enough experience to help transform that institution. Let’s not take the problems in Iraq, the tough fight that we’re in there and blame it on anyone.

ThinkProgress has the video
Criminally Insane or Bald-Faced Liars? I'll take 'all of the above' for $338 billion, please.

*everything turns to caca

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