Saturday, June 04, 2005

One of my favorite things to do when I surf the net is to look for stories about stupid criminals. You know the ones: Bank robbers who are asked for two forms of ID before being handed the money, then forget to take their drivers license back; or burglars who break into a house, then into the liquor cabinet, and end up drinking themselves into a drunken stupor; or world leaders who invade a foreign country without the foggiest notion of what to do once they take over. That sort of idiotic stuff.

With that in mind, here's a great article about missing weapons equipment here in Iraq. These are the same ones that the United Nations was keeping track of before the war. But once Bush launched his totally unwarranted assault against us, the UN people had to get the hell out of here for their own safety.

Since then, many items that could be used in the manufacture of chemical and biological weapons has disappeared. The UN has been able to verify that much through satellite photos and other methods. But as to what happened to the material, well, no one seems to know. Some of it has likely been melted down, or simply looted, or sold on eBay. But the point is that no one knows for sure.

What is so wildly amusing about this is that the whole reason Bush invaded was to keep this kind of technology from falling into the wrong hands.

This would seem to be an ideal time for me to point out yet another problem with democracy: Sometimes the people will elect a total numbskull!

But I won't.