Huge terrorist bunker found

U.S. Marines have discovered, in the desert near Fallujah, a vast series of underground bunkers used by the Iraqi terrorist insurgents. The bunker system, 546 feet by 883 feet in size, may be the largest discovered since the beginning of the war. In addition to all the creature comforts in the bunkers, the marines found, according to the New York Times, “machine guns, mortars, rockets, artillery rounds, black uniforms, ski masks, compasses, log books, a video camera, night-vision goggles and fully charged satellite phones.”

This is good news. But—I can already see the e-mails coming in complaining about me being a complainer—why wasn’t this bunker found a year and a half ago? Every time our political and military leaders have been asked how the effort to secure Iraq was going, they didn’t say, “We’re hunting out the insurgents in their lairs until we destroy them all.” No, what they said was, “We’re making progress toward democracy, building schools, fixing water pipes,” blah blah blah blah blah. That’s what they said, even as our men (and an occasional woman, to our everlasting disgrace) were being blown up and killed and mutilated while carrying out non-military missions connected with Iraqi reconstruction, rather than military missions aimed at defeating the enemy.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 04, 2005 01:58 PM | Send

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