Tuesday, October 26, 2004

NBC: Explosives already missing when troops arrived

So, what happened to those missing explosives? NBC says they were gone by the time troops got there.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of 380 tons of powerful explosives from a storage depot in Iraq has taken a new twist, after a network embedded with the U.S. military during the invasion of Iraq reported that the material had already vanished by the time American troops arrived.

NBC News reported that on April 10, 2003, its crew was embedded with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division when troops arrived at the Al Qaqaa storage facility south of Baghdad.

While the troops found large stockpiles of conventional explosives, they did not find HMX or RDX, the types of powerful explosives that reportedly went missing, according to NBC.

Funny. This is exactly the script I saw Rove write on a napkin and in Andrea Mitchell's purse when she came over for lunch yesterday with Greenspan.

Of course, Talking Points Memo dumps all over the theory (the NBC report, not Rove planting a napkin on Mitchell)