Explosives Missing in Iraq

This is definitely not good news:

The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives – used to demolish buildings, produce missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons – are missing from one of Iraq’s most sensitive former military installations.

The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no-man’s land, still picked over by looters as recently as Saturday. United Nations weapons inspectors had monitored the explosives for many years, but White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished after the American invasion last year.

If we knew the explosives were there, why wasn’t the cache guarded? If we didn’t have the manpower to guard a site that may now be a supply depot for the terrorists blowing up our soldiers, why did we invade in the first place?

And what are the chances that some of those explosives will be used someday here in the U.S.?

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