By Brad Friedman on 10/27/2004, 3:06pm PT  

October 6th, Chicago Tribune:

The insurgents probably are using weapons and ammunition looted from the nearby Qa-Qaa complex, a 3-mile by 3-mile weapons-storage facility about 25 miles southwest of Baghdad, said Maj. Brian Neil, operations officer for the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, which initially patrolled the area.

The facility was bombed during last year's invasion and then left unguarded, Neil said. "There's definitely no shortage of weapons around here," he said.

Why does U.S. Maj. Brian Neil hate America?

UPDATE: My final line there should have instead used Bush's quote today about Kerry. To wit...

Why is U.S. Maj. Brian Neil "denigrating the actions of our troops and commanders in the field without knowing the facts?"