Al-Qaqaa Update

AL-QAQAA UPDATE….The latest on al-Qaqaa from Mark Mazzetti of the Los Angeles Times:

In the weeks after the fall of Baghdad, Iraqi looters loaded powerful explosives into pickup trucks and drove the material off the Al Qaqaa ammunition site, according to a group of U.S. Army reservists and National Guardsmen who said they witnessed the looting.

….”We were running from one side of the compound to the other side, trying to kick people out,” said one senior noncommissioned officer who was at the site in late April 2003. “On our last day there, there were at least 100 vehicles waiting at the site for us to leave” so that they could come in and loot munitions.

“It was complete chaos. It was looting like L.A. during the Rodney King riots,” another officer said.

But please don’t suggest that we didn’t have enough troops in Iraq. Why, that’s just crazy talk.