Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Lies and the lying Kerry's who tell them

Kerry slams Bush over missing Iraq explosives

"George W. Bush, who talks tough, talks tough, and brags about making America safer has once again failed to deliver," Kerry said.

"After being warned about the danger of major stockpiles of explosives in Iraq this president failed to guard those stockpiles,” he said. “Terrorists could use this material to kill our troops, our people, blow up airplanes and level buildings.”

"Now we know our country and our troops are less safe because this president failed to do the basics, this is one of the great blunders of Iraq one of the great blunders of this administration,” he added.

"The incredible incompetence of this president and this administration has put our troops at risk and our country at greater risk than we ought to be.

"The unbelievable blindness, stubbornness, arrogance of this administration to do the basics has now allowed this President to once again fail the test of being commander in chief.”

There's a problem, however - the explosives were never available for guarding.

NBC said that on April 10, 2003 -- a day after Baghdad fell -- one of its news crews was embedded with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division when the troops arrived at the Al Qaqaa storage facility south of Baghdad.

While the troops found large stockpiles of conventional explosives, they did not find HMX or RDX, the types of powerful explosives that were said to have disappeared, NBC said.

Ereli said coalition forces searched 32 bunkers and 87 other buildings at the Al Qaqaa facility after the war for weapons of mass destruction. The troops found none, but did see indications of looting, he said. Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq on May 1, 2003.

"Some explosive material at the time was discovered, although none of it carried IAEA seals, and this discovery was reported to coalition forces for removal of the material," Ereli said. (source)

I'd bet anyone a bazillion dollars that Kerry will never explain how these explosives having been moved before the wrong war started in the wrong place at the wrong time is a "failure to do the basics", but Kerry's pre-empted me by once again taking both positions.

First, the president did not "do the basics" - "Now we know our country and our troops are less safe because this president failed to do the basics, this is one of the great blunders of Iraq one of the great blunders of this administration”

Then, the president did "do the basics" (albeit blindly, stubbornly, and arrogantly) - "The unbelievable blindness, stubbornness, arrogance of this administration to do the basics has now allowed this President to once again fail the test of being commander in chief.”

At least he's consistant in saying that anything the administration has or has not ever done was a failure - he hasn't waffled on that yet, has he?

3 Comments:

Blogger dfgdthnnbd said...

Give him another second, he won't let you down!

Hey, is Kerry Belgian?

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That, or suffering from MPD.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

That was me again.

11:56 PM  

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