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Tuesday, October 26, 2004


From yesterday's press GAGgle with presidential spokesliar Scott McClellan:
Q But after Iraqi Freedom, there were those caches all around, wasn't the multinational force -- who was responsible for keeping track --

MR. McCLELLAN: At the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom there were a number of priorities. It was a priority to make sure that the oil fields were secure, so that there wasn't massive destruction of the oil fields, which we thought would occur. It was a priority to get the reconstruction office up and running. It was a priority to secure the various ministries, so that we could get those ministries working on their priorities, whether it was --

Ah, yes. Operation Iraqi Liberation. OIL.
Q Scott, did we just have enough troops in Iraq to guard and protect these kind of caches?

MR. McCLELLAN: See, that's -- now you just hit on what I just said a second ago, that the sites now are really -- my understanding, they're the responsibility of the Iraqi forces.
Brilliant, Scotty. Keeping those 380 tons of high explosives, enough to blow up ONE MILLION airplanes, was the responsibility of the Iraqi army that Americans were in the process of massacring back in April 2003. Blaming the victim is an old Bushie sport--this raises it to new levels.

And General Shinseki could tell those commanders what happens to officers who say they need more troops. I think the Nazi Wehrmacht had a similar policy.