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Tuesday, 26 October 2004
An Important Observation
As Wretchard at the Belmont Club observes of the missing explosives (emphases mine):

The loss of the RDX is serious, but in the overall scheme of things, one of the least worries. But it provides indirect confirmation of the preemptive dispersal of war materiel by the Saddam regime while the US was trying to negotiate UN permission to topple him for six months, compounded by Turkey's refusal to allow the 4ID to attack south into the Sunni Triangle.
Damn straight. Don't forget that our friendly NATO ally Turkey used the run-up to the War for Iraq as an opportunity to see if they could extort some money and goods out of us in return for a northern front. They'll always be bastards in my book for this.

Although one may retrospectively find some fault with OIF order of battle, most of the damage had already been inflicted by the dilatory tactics of America's allies which allowed Saddam the time and space -- nearly half a year and undisturbed access to Syria -- necessary to prepare his resistance, transfer money abroad and disperse explosives (as confirmed first hand by reporters).
When it comes to acting in America's best interests, we do not have time to play games with and be obstructed by losers like France, Germany, Turkey, et al. They were the best friends Saddam ever had because they resisted our plans to liberate Iraq and begin the process of making over the Muslim Middle East. Why? Because they are, at bottom, parasites on the military protection and economic largesse we have long provided. These are ingrate cultures. And too many Frenchmen, Germans, and Russians were in league with Saddam because of the blood money getting handed out under the aegis of the UN.

No more global tests.

No "internationalists" in the White House.


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