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June 10, 2005

What you can get for 200 Billion Dollars...

Some broken guns:

""We fire 10 bullets and it falls apart," he said. Zwayid patted a heavy machine gun mounted in the bed of the Humvee. "This jams," he said. "Are these the weapons worthy of a soldier?" He and others said it was a sign of the Americans' lack of confidence in them."

Anthony Shadid had done a lot of excellent reporting from Iraq, but I think this article is the bleakest, most sobering thing I have read to date about this whole fiasco. You must read the whole thing. I have been shaking my head so much I think it might fall off - how did we get to this point? When will it end?

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