Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

November 30, 2003


Filed under: International — Bunker @ 6:15 pm

I just noticed a story on the MSNBC web site about a big attack on a US convoy north of Baghdad, so I turned on the TV to see what Fox News had to say. For something like this, Fox News has the absolute best analysts in the business: Bob Bevelacqua and David Hunt.

Major Bob was an operator. I don’t know what business he is in now, but he just returned from Iraq. Colonel Hunt took a little getting used to. When I first saw him, I thought, “Who is this bozo?” Over time, I’ve come to appreciate his insight. Both of these men apparently have very good contacts, and they view things very objectively. When they offer an opinion, I pay attention.

Bob hasn’t formed an opinion on the motives behind this attack, yet. He does say, though, that the convoy was carrying a large amount of money. And the bad guys must have known it. But the attack itself was really in the “not too bright” category. The vehicles were armored, and at least one tank was part of it. Not the kind of target to hit with AK-47s and grenades. Bob also was asked whether the Iraqis captured would be able to shed some light on the operation. “If we keep the JAG out of it they will.” was his response!

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