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As I stated in my first diary, I'm an Iraq war veteran.  That's not really that special now, since a great percent of the country, willing or no, has been placed with that tag.  There's a little peice of info, that many from my unit discovered in Iraq, that never made public attention.  This I will discuss below...

My unit was in charge of an Ammo Supply point just outside of Mosul, Iraq.  The ASP was noted to be one of the largest in the world.  The ammo we found strung out all over this supply point was various in nature: rockets, mines, grenades; you name it, we found it.  There was a curious thing we also found: quite a few of the items were actual stamped as german munitions, dated after the trade embargos had been established.

This information recieved no media or public attention.  Well, for starters, most of these munitions went up in a huge cloud of smoke after the place blew up, while we were living on it.  We evacuated, and had no casualties from the affair.  

Where am I going with this, you might ask yourself?  

It's amazing that intel such as that which is currently circulating in regards to where munitions are processed and stamped is playing a crucial role in war planning.  If this is the case, should we not also be threatening strikes against our European allies for allowing munitions into Iraq after the embargo that may have been used against our soldiers?  

I listened to the President's press conference yesterday while running erands.  After being asked in light of the faulty intel he got on Iraq, how can we be certain this intel is legit, his response was they have it, and it's coming from the government.  It ammounts to "I am telling you this, and it's legit because I say it's legit."  

Even if this president had a smoking gun on another country, after everything that he's said, tried to do, and all the wool he's attempted to pull over the eyes of the citizens of the United States of America, it would just be an exercise in futility, since he's become this generations "Boy Who Cried Wolf."

Originally posted to Lameth on Thu Feb 15, 2007 at 07:22 AM PST.

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