Defense dept photo proves pre war activity at QaQaa

Take a look at this. Proves there was definately activity at Al QaQaa shortly before the US invasion of Iraq. What kind of activity, though, is the mystery:

The Pentagon also declassified and released a single image, taken by reconnaissance aircraft or satellite just days before the war, showing two trucks outside one of the dozens of storage bunkers at the Al-Qaqaa munitions base.

The particular bunker is not one known to have contained any of the missing explosives, and Pentagon spokesman Larry Di Rita said the image only shows that there was some Iraqi activity at the base when it was taken, on March 17. Di Rita said the image says nothing about what happened to the explosives.

Another story from ABC News mentions on a video the obtained from an affiliate which they claim proves these explosives were still there after our troops visited the Al QaQaa site in early April. I’m awaiting independent verification rather than relying on their “expert’s” opinion.

There’s no question that some material was left unguarded there. The question is was it the HMX and RDX that is being so hotly debated now? Keep in mind that it’s not a big secret that we didn’t have all the ammo dumps protected after the invasion – so that’s not news. Why this has all of a sudden become news is beyond me, considering all that we’ve been told in the last year about the administration’s “poor post war planning.”

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