Skip to comments.NYT Reporting Friday, Sources Say: U.S. Posting of Iraq Nuke Docs on Web Could Have Helped Iran
Posted on 11/02/2006 7:14:31 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
Federal government set up Web site -- Operation Iraqi Freedom Document Portal -- to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war; detailed accounts of Iraq's secret nuclear research; a 'basic guide to building an atom bomb'... Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency fear the information could help Iran develop nuclear arms... contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that the nuclear experts say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet and in other public forums...
Website now shut... Developing...
I doubt the NYT and the UN realize they are also saying Bush was right
Bush needs to call a press conference and declassify all this crap........if they know something then spill it, since the media is hellbent on exposing everything anyway.
I bet in 20 years we'll be shocked what W et al knew/know about Iraq.
they're just jealous
Your observation deserves wider dissemination. You are the expert. Suggest you do a "vanity" thread on the subject.
It is declassified. That is why it was up on a public website.
How could they not? Seriously? Do they just think that Iran getting the information is scary enough that people won't notice? Bewildering, frankly.
"Saddam was not supposed to keep any documents related or the Know How of how to make WMD whether its Chemical Weapons, biological weapons, or nuclear weapons. If Saddam regime kept such documents of the "Know How" to build a nuclear weapon then they clearly violated the UN sanctions against them and it proves without any shadow of doubt that they wanted to rebuild their nuclear program".
I'd say that sums it up nicely.
Compliments of the Genius Freeper Dead!
It also begs the question: What's so wrong about Iran having a nuclear program? I thought that it was pure arrogance and hegemony on our part to decide which nations should have nukes and which should not. The president of Iran visited the USA and was treated like a rock star by the New York Times. Heck, we should have given him a nuclear weapon on the way out, just to show him that we really trust him.
I cannot understand why the GOP has not done some kind of Perot styled 30 minute show laying out all the KNOWN links, found documents et al
Christopher Hitchens does it all by himself yet the GOP and the WH can't get their act together and sieze the high ground?
Hate him as I do, but Clinton was a master to the extreme of that.........he would release classified docs if he had to.
Normally I would say Bush shouldn't do that, but I think the MISSION is in such danger now that releasing all classified info would be more valuable than whatever value it has as secret. This is World War IV after all.......and we are on the cusp of having it fall apart.
I have 1780 Iraqi documents downloaded with a size of 13.7 GB :)
DUmmies are already talking about it...
"Get this story spun right. The RW will try to muddle this but don't be fooled. This is a very BAD story for Bush. (At least based on what we know so far)
This is not about Iran having a nuke program or about Iraqi WMD. The docs are from long ago when Iraq had a nuke program. (presumably pre first Gulf war). There is no controversy that Iraq had a nuke program way back when. (Though some RW morans will doubtless misread this story as saying something different) This is about Bush admin mishandling of sensitive nuke information.
The Bush admin was so spazzed out to make bogus claims that they had found anything worthwhile in Iraq they posted sensitive nuke data on the frigging internet which happened to include some nuke data that was not publicly available and that the IAEA fears helped out Iran's nuke program. (This would have been the same post invasion panic phase when Rummy ordered full-on torture in Iraq to find some WMD somewhere, leading to Abu Ghraib)"
"detailed accounts of Iraq's secret nuclear research; a 'basic guide to building an atom bomb'... Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency fear the information could help Iran develop nuclear arms... contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that the nuclear experts say go beyond what is available elsewhere ..."
We're guilty for claiming Iraq had and/or was working on WMD - when they "didn't" and now we're guilty for publishing the captured documents that say otherwise?
Those were my first thoughts when I saw the post on Drudge. If Iraq had them, Iran did as well.
Further, in 2003, how far along was Iran in their nuke program? Were they already ahead (but playing patty-cake with the IAEA to buy time)?
During the 2004 debates, didn't Kerry advocate helping Iran further with its "peaceful" uses of atomic energy?
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