Monday, August 06, 2007

The "Lost" Weapons of Iraq -- Will they be' found' in the hands of insurgents?

WaPo is reporting: Weapons Given by U.S. To Iraq Are Missing
The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, report shows. The United States has spent $19.2 billion trying to develop Iraqi security forces since 2003, the GAO said, including at least $2.8 billion to buy and deliver equipment. But the GAO said weapons distribution was haphazard and rushed and failed to follow established procedures, particularly from 2004 to 2005, when security training was led by Gen. David H. Petraeus, who now commands all U.S. forces in Iraq.
Of course we know Betray-us is now LEADING the US troops as CenCom commander. Petraeus wrote the book , literally, on how to defend against an insurgency and has thrown out that manual in favor of whatever little Georgie says.

This comes on the heels of the 13 billion dollar Saudi Arabian weapons deal and the folding of the chickenshit congress giving the president broader powers to wiretap the American public without a warrant. Did I mention Gonzo has the last word about whether the tap is legal or not? The hits just keep on coming.


Unknown said...

more corruption on the Iraqi's part. some General probably sold those weapons to our enemies, and turned a big profit. they know wat happened, they just ain't gonna tell us. why they haven't arrested this guy is the real question. it could be it would be a real blow to the IA's morale. it could be it goes farther up the chain and some politicians are involved. as far as Gen. Petraeus, give him 2 months after the 3 brigades of the 101st deploy, and if things don't change, time to pull out of the cities to our desert bases and conduct ops from there. GOD BLESS the 101st. GET SOME TROOP!!!!

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Indeed Rhyno, God bless the 101st and every other unit deployed in this God forsaken war/occupation. I'm not sure who did what, but my guess is the "lost" weapons are a result of an Army brass snafu and the usual fubar. I think the "stay the course" is bullshit. @ month beyond the September deadline just means more dead soldiers and Iraqi civilians.

Read my next post about the conditions on the ground in Iraq for Iraqis. This "surge" is another made-up bullshit stall tactic from BushCo. They will change the 'line' again and again until the oil theft agreement is signed or they hand off the whole mess to the Democrats in 2008.