Headlines Report: Video Shows Explosives Went Missing After War

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ABC News on Thursday showed video that appeared to confirm that explosives that went missing in Iraq did not disappear until after the United States had taken control of the facility where they were stored.



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The disappearance of the hundreds of tons of explosives from the Al Qaqaa storage facility has become a hotly contested issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Democrat John Kerry said it was an example of President Bush bungling the Iraq war. Bush countered that Kerry was making wild accusations without knowing the facts.


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Anyone surprised?
 

bigck3000

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i dont understand...are you implying that the U.S stole the weapons...or that we are to imcompetant to keep people from stealing their shit back?
 

voiceofreason

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bigck3000 said:
i dont understand...are you implying that the U.S stole the weapons...or that we are to imcompetant to keep people from stealing their shit back?
I could have been more explict. The Bush Administraton has been trying to sell the idea that the weapons were moved, BEFORE we got there. Total back-peddling bullshit. Glad someone called them on it...
 

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sounds like they weren't jumping to conclusions... if this was left ungaurded and contained the amount of explosives (that are used for nukes BTW) that you said then this is a huge military mistake...

the troops have destroyed 400,000 pounds of munitions.. this apparent military blunder is less than 1 percent of that total
 

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DanGeo23 said:
sounds like they weren't jumping to conclusions... if this was left ungaurded and contained the amount of explosives (that are used for nukes BTW) that you said then this is a huge military mistake...

the troops have destroyed 400,000 pounds of munitions.. this apparent military blunder is less than 1 percent of that total
I suggest you review your self-conflicting post. You said the explosives were enough to be used in nukes. You then followed that by saying that it's les than one percent of the total.

If in fact there was enough to make even one nuke; Wouldnt that be an extremely critical situation?


Please, spare us the right wing double talk.
 

DanGeo23

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Its hardly double talk... I didn't try to associate the amount of explosives with the ability to be used in nukes... just that that type of explosive is used for nukes...
 

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DanGeo23 said:
Its hardly double talk... I didn't try to associate the amount of explosives with the ability to be used in nukes... just that that type of explosive is used for nukes...
Just a bit of information. In the hands of so much as a college student with enough knowledge. Just about any High explosive substance, C-4 for instance; you can make a primitive Nucular device. More important than the explosive it's self is the shape of the compression wave it produces, and the synchronized detonation of the shaped charges to allow the fissionable material to go to critical mass.