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marv
12-07-2012, 02:33 PM
NBC 'fesses up:


Secret U.S. mission hauls Uranium from Iraq (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334):

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

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The yellowcake issue also is one of the many troubling footnotes of the war for Washington.

A CIA officer, Valerie Plame, claimed her identity was leaked to journalists to retaliate against her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, who wrote that he had found no evidence to support assertions that Iraq tried to buy additional yellowcake from Niger.

A federal investigation led to the conviction of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

...and so does CNN:


WMD - Yellow Cake - Bush was right (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-130619):

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. Operation that included a two week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans. See anything wrong with this picture? We have been hearing from the far-left for more than five years how,Bush lied. Somehow, that slogan loses its credibility now that 550 metric tons of Saddam's yellowcake, used for nuclear weapon enrichment, has been discovered and shipped to Canada for its new use as nuclear energy.

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Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide. This never happened, due in large part I believe, to the fact that the mainstream media would have to admit they were wrong about Bush's war motives all along. Thankfully, the AP got it right when it said, "The removal of 550 metric tons of yellowcake, the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy.

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...do you think these aforementioned parties will apologize and admit they were wrong? Don't count on it. The rest of the American people should hear the truth about Saddam's uranium. It is up to you and me to inform them every chance we get. As far as the anti-war crowd is concerned, the next time they say that, Bush lied, we should tell them to, "Have the yellowcake and eat it too".

I wonder if anybody picked this up over at DU........NOT!


Now, I wonder if sarin gas is Obama's "WMD"........http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/scratchhead.gif http://members.socket.net/~mcruzan/avatars/shrug.gif

Elspeth
12-07-2012, 08:17 PM
No kidding!

I had a good Marine friend who was convinced that Saddam had sent his WMD to Syria. Any word on that one?

ReinMan
12-08-2012, 08:22 AM
No kidding!

I had a good Marine friend who was convinced that Saddam had sent his WMD to Syria. Any word on that one?

You mean the Sarin and Mustard gas that they're currently loading into aerial bombs? Say it ain't so....

Artois
12-08-2012, 11:10 AM
This is nothing new and not the seed material for nuclear weapons. Saddam did have an active nuclear power program and mined uranium. His yellowcake stockpiles were identified, tagged, and secured long before we invaded by UN inspectors long before, in the eighties actually - for the majority of it. Hell, much of it was a remnant from the 1981 reactor that Israel attacked. Every country that mines uranium produces yellowcake, it's essentially the first level of refinement. It's a long ways from being useable in a nuclear weapon and not even deemed worthwhile to use in a dirty bomb.

It should also be noted that one can essentially buy tons of yellowcake on the open market currently, it's not deemed much of a security threat, primarily a health threat.

txradioguy
12-09-2012, 06:43 AM
No kidding!

I had a good Marine friend who was convinced that Saddam had sent his WMD to Syria. Any word on that one?

General Tommy Franks talked in his book that right before Baghdad fell one of our drones tracked an Iraqi military convoy that passed unchallenged into Syria.