Ping to a Republican-American Editorial.
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There is 100% chance that Hussein will NOT do anything with the yellow cake - now. If Hussein had stayed in power, as Candidate Barry would have preferred, there is far more than 0% chance that the yellow cake would have become “problematic”.
I have talked to liberals who seem to truly believe that “IF” Saddam had nuclear material, he was just trying to develop nuclear energy for his people. Just trying to save the environment, you know. Saddam was a big environmentalist. Really.
I wish this paper would increase it’s circulatin and put the hartford coissant out of business
Of course the retrograde White House communications team didn’t even mention it, let alone calling a press conference. This is the worst communications effort be an Administration, in the history of the modern presidency.
Well DUH! What else would he do with yellow cake? Baking of course!
(I was told this by a co-worker)
“You have to understand that this was pre-9/11 yellowcake, bought in the early 90’s and already known about. Bush was making the case against Iraq on new purchases of yellowcake.”
As if a mushroom cloud gives a hoot when the yellowcake was bought.
There was 1.8 tons of enriched uranium (not to weapons grade but getting there)that was removed in June of 2004 that sent the un into coniptions. Apparently this wasn't under seal and no one knew Iraq had it.
There is also the little matter of "The Bomb in my Garden" by Dr. Obeidi.
Plus the nuclear weapons designs that Iraq had that gave the nyt the vapors.
The left looks at this latest expose of their lies and says “so what”? Revealing info like this does not stop them in the least. They just go on to their next lie. “But we found no piles of wmds” they screech. As if Hussein bought this stuff (yellowcake) for fun.
Well...wouldn’t you expect Saddam Hussein to acquire/possess nukes if the mortal enemy Iran did so?
Nothing to see here, move along.
People on the left say that 550 tons of yellowcake was already tagged and declared by UN Inspectors when Saddam was in power years ago.
This information is correct on the left. We were not going after declared items but things Saddam couldn’t account for.
Did they have another 550 tons of yellowcake not declared? Because we had to move 1.8 tons to the US in 2004?
Nuclear Watchdogs Verify Uranium in Iraq
Sat Aug 7, 2004
By GEORGE JAHN,
Associated Press Writer
VIENNA, Austria - Experts from the U.N. atomic watchdog agency have verified that none of the tons of natural uranium listed as still being in warehouses south of Baghdad is missing, the agency said Saturday.
Melissa Fleming, a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the IAEA experts returned to Vienna Saturday after taking inventory of several tons of natural uranium in storage near Iraqs Tuwaitha nuclear complex.
The check confirmed that none of the natural uranium at the site had been taken after the United States removed from Tuwaitha 1.8 tons of uranium, enriched to a level of 2.6 percent, another 6.6 pounds of low-enriched uranium, and approximately 1,000 highly radioactive sources.
Natural uranium has extremely low radioactivity and cannot be used for weapons programs without enrichment.
The U.S. airlift of the materials out of Tuwaitha took place six weeks ago, and Washington said at that time that the material was taken out of Iraq due to security concerns it did not elaborate on.
Diplomats familiar with the transfer said Saturday the substances airlifted out were deemed either to pose a proliferation risk or to be open to possible theft.
The IAEA experts - whose mandate does not include looking for any signs of a secret nuclear weapons program - were last in Iraq over a year ago, following accounts of widespread looting of the storage rooms at Tuwaitha. The agency subsequently reported that most of the missing material had been recovered and none of it could be used to make weapons.
U.N chemical, biological and nuclear inspectors left Iraq just ahead of the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. After Saddam Husseins fall, the United States barred all U.N. inspectors from returning and instead deployed its own inspection teams to look for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction - a search that also failed to find evidence of such arms.
The U.N. Security Council has put off a decision on the return of U.N. weapons inspectors under pressure from the United States.
IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei described the mission completed Saturday as a good first step, adding in a statement that he hoped his weapons inspectors could also soon return to Iraq and complete their mission.
The U.N. Security Council authorized U.N. inspectors to dismantle Iraqs weapons programs after the first Gulf War in 1991. Under its resolution, the council must state that Iraq has no banned weapons before U.N. sanctions can be lifted.