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Saddam Closer To Bomb Than Anyone Thought
Stop The ACLU ^ | 3-Nov-06 | John Stephenson

Posted on 11/02/2006 7:49:13 PM PST by Jay777

The New Yorks times confirms that in 2002 Saddam Hussein's "scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away:"

Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990’s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.

Had the United States not eliminated this threat, today we would be facing a nuclear armed Iraq and possibly a nuclear armed Iran.

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1 posted on 11/02/2006 7:49:14 PM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777

Thank you.


2 posted on 11/02/2006 7:50:06 PM PST by conservativepoet (NY Times is the "John Kerry" of newspapers)
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To: jveritas; xzins

j, didn't you break this story last year sometime?


3 posted on 11/02/2006 7:51:09 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Jay777
From The Onion, right?

NYT would never print this junk.

4 posted on 11/02/2006 7:51:19 PM PST by stboz
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To: Jay777

I'm still struggling to figure out why the slimes wants to put this out now.


5 posted on 11/02/2006 7:51:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Jay777

and let's not forget all of the material taken out of Al Tuwaitha to Oak Ridge - another story that just dissappeared.


6 posted on 11/02/2006 7:52:06 PM PST by oceanview
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To: Jay777

AWESOME! Spread this like wildfire. The NYT thinks it's "the October surprise" because they're so full of Bush Derangement Syndrome they think they can spin this any way they want.


7 posted on 11/02/2006 7:52:39 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Kerry's Joke Insulted The Wrong People In The Wrong War At the Wrong Time)
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To: Jay777

Do you think this might change public opinion about "no weapons" found in Iraq?


8 posted on 11/02/2006 7:53:21 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: P-Marlowe

This should be the story and we should cascade it through the blogosphere to reach millions.


9 posted on 11/02/2006 7:53:57 PM PST by mwl1
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To: Jay777

It seems like they were referring to the early 1990's was when he was close to having nukes.


10 posted on 11/02/2006 7:54:42 PM PST by Alfonso1000
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To: cripplecreek
I'm still struggling to figure out why the slimes wants to put this out now.

Bush Derangement Syndrome. Their take is that when the Bush Administration published these documents captured from Iraq onto a website, that Iran could have taken the documents and learned from Saddam's secret nuclear program. Except the Times forgot - Saddam never had a nuclear program and Iran poses no danger to anyone by pursuing nuclear weapons.
11 posted on 11/02/2006 7:54:43 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Kerry's Joke Insulted The Wrong People In The Wrong War At the Wrong Time)
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To: conservativepoet

Hey, CP...long time no see.

This is fascinating...but, like another poster, I am curious about why they would run this NOW...

Remember, just days before the 2004 election, they ran that story about the troops not guarding the weapons areas...


12 posted on 11/02/2006 7:58:26 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Jay777
In September, the Web site began posting the nuclear documents, and some soon raised concerns. On Sept. 12, it posted a document it called “Progress of Iraqi nuclear program circa 1995.” That description is potentially misleading since the research occurred years earlier.

I don't think the are suggesting Sadaam was a year away in 2002. I think they meant he was a year away when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

13 posted on 11/02/2006 7:58:53 PM PST by Alfonso1000
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To: stboz

Of course the NY Times lead with U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Guide, and admonished the administration for putting information on a website claiming it could have helped Iran develop nukes...

This...is my spin. I took out the one jewel.


14 posted on 11/02/2006 7:59:45 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe to jump start their stock price?


15 posted on 11/02/2006 8:00:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: Jay777; All

Hey everyone. Just have to share that my son has finally made contact with his brother today after three weeks with no word at all. He's scheduled to start his leave on the 4th (Saturday). Anxiety levels have diminished and just wanting to share the good news.


16 posted on 11/02/2006 8:00:51 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: Jay777

The Times is trying to spin this as "allowing these documents to be downloaded and translated by anyone on the web meant that anybody out there could learn how to build an atomic bomb, how horrible". As others have noted, that's their little last-minute attempted October surprise.

The reality is that the documents show that Iraq was a lot closer to building a nuke than the Times, the Dems, and their pals have argued. That certainly doesn't help the Dems.


17 posted on 11/02/2006 8:01:22 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Alfonso1000
It seems like they were referring to the early 1990's was when he was close to having nukes.

Oh I don't know.. oh by the way. welcome to FR.

18 posted on 11/02/2006 8:02:10 PM PST by mware
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To: mware

thanks


19 posted on 11/02/2006 8:02:49 PM PST by Alfonso1000
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To: Jay777
Saddam Closer To Bomb Than Anyone Thought

Outstanding. Detonate in place...

...oh, not anymore.

Never mind.

20 posted on 11/02/2006 8:03:06 PM PST by RichInOC (SADDAM: WHAT YOU SAY!!)
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To: Alfonso1000

Nice try Alfonso.

And welcome to FR.


21 posted on 11/02/2006 8:03:12 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Alfonso1000; Jay777
That's it exactly folks, spin it like it's waaaaayyyyy
past tense, while still catching the scoop!...JJ61
22 posted on 11/02/2006 8:03:27 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

"But, but, but...I thought that Saddam wasn't seeking Nuclear weapons and had completely shut his program down. Talk about dazed and confused."

Does Conundrum also work?




23 posted on 11/02/2006 8:03:49 PM PST by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: Alfonso1000
I don't think the are suggesting Sadaam was a year away in 2002. I think they meant he was a year away when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

welcome to FR.

24 posted on 11/02/2006 8:03:55 PM PST by mware
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To: SoldierDad

That is good news.


25 posted on 11/02/2006 8:04:11 PM PST by Alfonso1000
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To: cripplecreek

Is the NYT so committed to destroying Bush that the didn`t understand that this story vindicates the war? Let`s see what their partners in crime do with it tomorrow. Wonder what Sen Lamont will have to say?


26 posted on 11/02/2006 8:04:30 PM PST by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: Jay777

This is a good time to reflect on Hazel O'Leary's declassification program of of nuke and bio-warfare documents under Clinton. I recall Madeline Albright saying something about it being necessary to constrain the hyper-power US by bringing weapons programs of other countries up to speed.


27 posted on 11/02/2006 8:04:45 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: Alfonso1000

Enjoy your short stay at FR......


28 posted on 11/02/2006 8:05:10 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Freedom VALEDICTORIAN VET!! Take THAT mr stinky frenchman!)
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To: SoldierDad

That is great news!!!!


29 posted on 11/02/2006 8:05:19 PM PST by malia (President Bush - a man of honor!! clinton as President a man of horror)
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To: RepCath; Liz; IronJack; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; Iris7; wkdaysoff; EdReform; Nick Danger; ...

Ping


30 posted on 11/02/2006 8:08:08 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: Jay777

When was it that he was trying to purchase Yellow Cake? It seems that should enter into this equation.


31 posted on 11/02/2006 8:10:18 PM PST by sierrahome (Kennedy-Clinton-Kerry-Pelosi The REAL Antiques Roadshow)
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32 posted on 11/02/2006 8:10:54 PM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: ohioWfan

I don't know what that is supposed to mean. Review my posting history if you want to suggest something about my ideology. I was making a simple observation about this article. Anyone who reads the entire article can see that my observation is accurate. My statement had nothing to do with what I think.


33 posted on 11/02/2006 8:11:06 PM PST by Alfonso1000
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To: P-Marlowe
Well, consistency has never been the strong suit of the NYT.

L

34 posted on 11/02/2006 8:15:47 PM PST by Lurker (A liberal thinks they can sleep in, and someone will cover their lame ass. Ted Nugent)
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To: #1CTYankee; .303 Brit; 2nd amendment mama; Agamemnon; AGBRUHN; always vigilant; Alter Kaker; ...

Connecticut ping!

The New Yorks times confirms that in 2002 Saddam Hussein's "scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away:"

Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990’s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.

Had the United States not eliminated this threat, today we would be facing a nuclear armed Iraq and possibly a nuclear armed Iran.

Hmmm... wonder what Red Ned Lamont will say about this tomorrow? ;-D

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

35 posted on 11/02/2006 8:18:06 PM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: SoldierDad

Great news, SoldierDad! :o)


36 posted on 11/02/2006 8:19:10 PM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: SoldierDad

Wonderful new!! Prayers answered, and God Bless Your Son!! Give him our live.


37 posted on 11/02/2006 8:21:47 PM PST by gidget7 (Political Correctness is Marxism with a nose job)
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To: nutmeg

How about a November surprise. Now let's hold them down and rub their noses in it!!!!!!


38 posted on 11/02/2006 8:22:25 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: gidget7

give him our "love"!


39 posted on 11/02/2006 8:25:32 PM PST by gidget7 (Political Correctness is Marxism with a nose job)
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To: Jay777

See:

http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/


40 posted on 11/02/2006 8:31:41 PM PST by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: bybybill
You wrote, "Is the NYT so committed to destroying Bush that the didn`t understand that this story vindicates the war?"

This news was bound to come out, either by the NYT or some other--perhaps even a slightly more pro-Bush--MSM outlet. If this story has legs, the NYT wants to 're-frame' the news in the most negative way possible in order to stifle its effect: 'Yes, Saddam was close to realizing the bomb BUT the Bush administration has been so lax in safeguarding captured Iraqi nuclear documents that it has advanced Iranian research by several years.'

The NYT headline won't be 'BUSH RIGHT ABOUT SADDAM WMD THREAT', but rather, 'BUSH GIVES IRAN NUKE PROGRAM BIG BOOST'.

That's my take on things, anyway.
41 posted on 11/02/2006 8:33:20 PM PST by Rembrandt_fan
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To: gidget7

Thanks, and will do.


42 posted on 11/02/2006 8:35:06 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: Alfonso1000

Article says 2002


43 posted on 11/02/2006 8:36:28 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: Jay777

Bump


44 posted on 11/02/2006 8:36:30 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Austin Willard Wright

THIS is the overall.


45 posted on 11/02/2006 8:37:30 PM PST by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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To: Alfonso1000

Who let you out of the clinic?


46 posted on 11/02/2006 8:39:14 PM PST by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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To: Alfonso1000
Anyone who reads the entire article can see that my observation is accurate

If you read the article you will see that YOU are the one that has it wrong. 

47 posted on 11/02/2006 8:39:33 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: nutmeg

"Hmmm... wonder what Red Ned Lamont will say about this tomorrow? ;-D"

Don't know, but Paul Newman can hand him some salad dressing. Newman has come out in support of Lamont. (Shocked! Shocked, I say!)


48 posted on 11/02/2006 8:40:05 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Millions of Iraqis greet America as liberators by showing their purple fingers)
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To: Alfonso1000
Review my posting history if you want to suggest something about my ideology.

Those are the classic last words of a seminar caller.

49 posted on 11/02/2006 8:41:04 PM PST by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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To: WOSG

Hey thanks! I would love to trade blogroll links with you too. Let me know if thats cool with you in a freepmail.


50 posted on 11/02/2006 8:45:29 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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