5,111. 5/28/2003

“According to the director general of the National Mine Action Authority in Iraq, there may have been more than 600,000 tons of abandoned munitions throughout the country–enough to blow up every U.S. soldier in Iraq with about four and a half tons of explosives each.” From a Human Rights Watch interview on May 28, 2003: ” ‘I’ve never seen so much ordnance, and I’ve been in the Balkans, northern Iraq, and Afghanistan,’ exclaimed coalition official John Thompson.”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 399

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