And, when the terrorists spilled over the border of Iraq - which we left unprotected - they found tons and tons of weapons, right there for the taking, because we left those unprotected too. We were too busy guarding the oil fields to bother guarding unimportant things, like stockpiles of munitions, or the frigging border.
"Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the training ground for the next generation of "professionalized" terrorists, according to a report released yesterday by the National Intelligence Council, the CIA director's think tank.
Iraq provides terrorists with "a training ground, a recruitment ground, the opportunity for enhancing technical skills," said David B. Low, the national intelligence officer for transnational threats. "There is even, under the best scenario, over time, the likelihood that some of the jihadists who are not killed there will, in a sense, go home, wherever home is, and will therefore disperse to various other countries."
But as instability in Iraq grew after the toppling of Hussein, and resentment toward the United States intensified in the Muslim world, hundreds of foreign terrorists flooded into Iraq across its unguarded borders. They found tons of unprotected weapons caches that, military officials say, they are now using against U.S. troops. Foreign terrorists are believed to make up a large portion of today's suicide bombers, and U.S. intelligence officials say these foreigners are forming tactical, ever-changing alliances with former Baathist fighters and other insurgents.If there is one fact that makes me think that even the Bushies knew that their claims of WMDs were bullshit, it's that they left sites with REAL weapons completely unguarded upon invading. How the hell could you DO that if the reason you're there is to look for weapons? You CAN'T. It's not possible.