4,948. 4/10/2003

In Iraq, on April 10, 2003, “One Marine officer standing on a tank at a checkpoint in eastern Baghdad said that the locals had repeatedly asked him why his unit had done nothing to stop the rampant looting; he explained that he had no orders to do so. ‘I tell them the truth,’ the officer said, ‘that we just don’t have enough troops.’ ”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 214

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