C'est ne pas un Bombe
From today's Washington Post
The military press office in the Green Zone had told news outlets that U.S. Marines stopped a car rigged with explosives and detained the driver when he attempted to enter a checkpoint near the U.S. Embassy. The vehicle was then detonated, the military said. Such an incident would have represented a significant breach in security in what is considered the safest place in Iraq.
But after other sources within the Green Zone denied the account and reporters pressed for details, the U.S. military issued a retraction.
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Anne Proctor, a spokeswoman for U.S.-led forces in Iraq, said Wednesday that reports of a car bomb penetrating the Green Zone were "false, yet there was some indication of a car bomb" at the time the military issued the information on Tuesday. "Post-blast analysis concluded the car was not a bomb," she added.
The car was not a bomb. A car packed with explosives driven by a military age male. In Iraq. Not a bomb. Maybe the military means it wasn't a complete beater. That would be noticeable in Iraq. But the vehicle was detonated. Soldiers did not set explosive charges on the vehicle to blow it up; they detonated what was there. The military normally disposes bombs by detonating them in a controlled manner.
But no, really, no "bomb" made its way into the Safest Place in Iraq, just a vehicle packed with explosives. And it never actually got “in”. A failed attempt. Nothing to worry about here, folks. We detonated it.