Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Kerry stepped in 350 ton pile (now it's up to his knees)
On Monday the NYT joined with CBS to do their best to come to Kerry's aid by digging up some old story lines about missing weapons in Iraq from many months back & recycle them, this time 350 tons of missing explosives, as an "October Surprise". CNN & all of Kerry's other fellow compatriots in the media took hold hard but, by the end of the day, Kerry's posturing once again leaves him looking like a doofus. The Pentagon reveals there have already been 240,000 tons of various weapons and ordinance, etc., destroyed in Iraq, and the specific materials NYT referred to were actually revealed as missing by the UN, long before the US ever initiated combat operations.
The Washington Times has a good summary of the day's events while Drudge covers the revelations from NBC that NBC reporters were "embedded with troops moved in to secure the Al-Qaqaa weapons facility on April 10, 2003, one day after the liberation of Iraq" and, according to NBC, "the HMX and RDX explosives were already missing when the American troops arrived." By not revealing these facts earlier it appears the IAEA has now officially joined forces with CBS, NYT and the Kerry campaign. Meanwhile CNN says "oops", fesses up & reports, Explosives already gone when U.S. troops arrived
Looking forward to new Thomas Lipscomb article in NY Sun!