Sunday, October 24, 2004

Boom

Josh Marshall is all over this New York Times based story (reg. req.) about the 380 tons of high caliber explosives that were stolen during/after our invasion, and the subsequent cover-up by the Bush Administration.
"It is apparently widely believed within the US government that those looted explosives are what in many, perhaps most, cases is being used in car bombs and suicide attacks against US troops. That is, according to TPM sources and sources quoted in this evening's Nelson Report, where the story first broke.

One administration official told Nelson, "This is the stuff the bad guys have been using to kill our troops, so you can’t ignore the political implications of this, and you would be correct to suspect that politics, or the fear of politics, played a major role in delaying the release of this information."
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It's a story that really brings together the adminstration's two cardinal sins: dishonesty and incompetence. And what other stories are they trying to push back until after November 2nd?"

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