Arming the Enemy

From the Washington Post:

The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.

The author of the report from the Government Accountability Office says U.S. military officials do not know what happened to 30 percent of the weapons the United States distributed to Iraqi forces from 2004 through early this year as part of an effort to train and equip the troops. The highest previous estimate of unaccounted-for weapons was 14,000, in a report issued last year by the inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.

Can this administration do anything without it turning to shit?

And I don’t want to hear another word about “criticizing the war emboldens the enemy” or any crap like that. Not while the government’s own incompetence is inadvertently supplying weapons—actual steel weapons, not metaphorical ones—to the people shooting at our troops.

One thought on “Arming the Enemy”

  1. I’m actually kind of surprised that we’re only doing it by accident. We have a long history of swallowing a spider to catch the fly we just ate.

    “Who are those guys?”
    “Oh, that’s just The People’s Front for the Destruction of the American Infidels. They’re fighting the same guys we are at the moment.”
    “Cool. They sound like good guys. Let’s give them some weapons. I can’t imagine how this would possibly bite us in the ass because I’m painfully stupid and in charge of sensitive foreign policy decisions.”

    Acccidentally giving people weapons to use against us is actually a step up as far as I can tell.


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