One of Ed Morrissey’s readers, retired Army Captain Ian Dodgson, did some logistics calculations as to how easy (or hard) it would be to “loot” the HMX and RDX that was supposedly made off with by ordinary Iraqi citizens at Al-Qaqaa.
What would it take? You can read the whole thing at Captain’s Quarters, but here’s the summary:
Bottom line this operation would take the resources of AN ENTIRE COMPANY (approx. 100 men) OVER TWO WEEKS, good Intel to know exactly where the “right” explosives were hidden and a means of breaching huge steel doors and concrete of an ASP.
It’s like your mom used to say, “well it didn’t just get up and walk away…”