October 29, 2004

Pentagon: 200 tons of Al Qaqaa explosives removed and destroyed by US forces

According to an early afternoon Pentagon briefing, soldiers from the 3-I-D destroyed more than 200 tons of conventional weapons at the Al Qaqaa complex in April 2003.

Major Austin Pearson from the 3-I-D was present at the briefing to talk about the ammunition stored at the depot.

Pearson says he brought the ordinance to a holding area, and then was in charge of destroying the Iraqi ordinance at the holding area.

This contradicts John Kerry's charges that the ordinance was in the hands of the terroists, thanks to the "ineptness" of the Bush Administration (and though he didn't say it, he laid blame on the soldiers as well).

The press appears to be spinning this as a CYA political move by the Pentagon.

More details are sure to follow as the hours progress.

Posted by mhking at October 29, 2004 12:06 PM

OK, come on now. You don't think this seems funny to you?

Posted by: DarkStar at October 30, 2004 05:06 PM
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