Monday, August 6, 2007


Glen Kessler of The Washinton Post reports this extraordinary piece of news:

The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.

One has to ask oneself if the US armed forces just want everything that can go wrong to go wrong. I cannot imagine that Homer Simpson could do a worse job at keeping Iraq under some sort of semblance of control. In moments like these, idiomatic descriptions such as "fanning the flames" or "putting out fire with gasoline" just don't do the situation justice. We have here something so staggeringly stupid, of such an enormous magnitude of carelessness that the mind literally simply boggles.

Why not give the insurgents a few hundred million dollars while we're at it?

Oh, I almost forgot - we have already done just that.

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