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12.23.2004

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CONNECTION: "Iraq Base Was Hit By A Suicide Attack, U.S. General Says," Washington Post, December 23rd, 2004:
BAGHDAD, Dec. 22 -- Investigators believe a suicide bomber penetrated security at a U.S. military base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and detonated an explosive Tuesday that killed 22 people, including 14 U.S. service members, Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday. The attack, which also wounded 69, was the deadliest on an American installation since the beginning of the war in March 2003.
"Iraq's Unsecured Ammo Dumps Providing Explosives For Insurgency," The Dallas Morning Star, December 22nd, 2004:
"We simply did not have enough troops - I would argue we still do not - in Iraq to secure the country after the victory over Iraq's military," said David Kay, who led the CIA's initial efforts to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "The result is an insurgency that did not have to worry about how to arm itself."

Since the war began on March 19, 2003, military and civilian weapons teams have found more than 10,000 ammo dumps. They have secured or destroyed more than 414,000 tons of artillery shells, bombs, bullets, rockets and other munitions.

But the CIA survey team scouring the country for weapons of mass destruction told Congress last fall that the "lower limit" of munitions scattered across Iraq was 600,000 tons.

NO CONNECTION:
General Richard Myers, December 22nd, 2004:
Gen. Richard Myers at today's Pentagon briefing: "This attack [in Mosul], of course, is the responsibility of insurgents, the same insurgents who attacked on 9/11, the same type of insurgents who attacked in Beirut, the same insurgents who -- type of insurgents who attacked the Cole, Khobar Towers, and the list goes on."
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