Skip to comments.US Reveals Iraq Nuclear Operation (1.7 Metric Tons+ Of Enriched Uranium Removed From Iraq In 2004
Posted on 11/02/2005 8:21:16 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
The US has revealed that it removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq in a secret operation last month.
"This operation was a major achievement," said US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham in a statement.
He said it would keep "potentially dangerous nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists."
Along with 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium, about 1,000 "highly radioactive sources" were also removed.
The material was taken from a former nuclear research facility on 23 June, after being packaged by 20 experts from the US Energy Department's secret laboratories.
It was flown out of the country aboard a military plane in a joint operation with the Department of Defense, and is being stored temporarily at a Department of Energy facility...
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
It is dated November 02, 2005
There it states, and I quote:
..."In his book "Disinformation," [released just a little while ago] Richard Miniter shares the truth with anyone willing to listen.
For example, in June 2004, U.S. forces in Iraq seized 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium that could have been used to make an atomic bomb. Miniter also wrote about Polish general Marek Dukaczewski, who received information from Iraqs about chemical weapons being sold on the black market.
"Polish military officials bought seventeen chemical weapons warheads from Iraqis for $5,000 apiece." Miniter wrote, "to keep them from Iraq's so-called insurgents. ...Tests confirmed that some of the warheads contained cyclosarin, a nerve gas five times more powerful than sarin. Thses chemical weapons were supposed to have been completely destroyed during the 1991-1998 UN inspection regime."
Other sources provide the truth that Democrats claim they seek...
[A must read]
Democrats Continue To Put Self Before Nation
November 02, 2005
Why hasn't the administration and Pubs in Congress talked about these issues? They just go along with the Dims and the MSM.
The regular Joe American would say, "Glad we go that stuff!"
...but I thought.... I mean, the MSM... Oh no, they fibbed by omission?......SHOCKING!!!!
I presume that I will read about this in a front-page, above-the-fold NYTimes expose by this week-end.
Amazing how the MSM has avoided mentioning this little tidbit.
How quickly some forget.
The BBC is just continuing its policy of shilling for Bush.
The biggest failure of the Bush Administration has been their inability to get this news out to the public, not only in terms of WMD's, but also in terms of other successes in Iraq.
Until they do so, we run a grave risk of losing the WH, and decreasing our majorities in both the Senate and the House.
Well I guess that pretty much puts a nail in the coffin of "there were no WMD's in Iraq."
Although IMO, when we captured Saddam Hussein, we found the WMD in Iraq.
There needs to be a long list, reviewed point by point, with the American people.
Why are Democrats so intent on telling 2,000 military families their loved ones died for nothing?
Sigh. If we've learned one thing about the Bush Administration, it is that they are not stupid.
So perhaps it's not a matter of "failure," but rather the price they're paying for keeping secret operations secret.
But of course, it's lots easier to simply assume the worst.
Why, yes we did.
I personally feel that the information will be released when the time is right. Most likely it is currently considered classified, and Bush puts his country above himself.
Once it becomes public information, we'll see it in the paper.
I'm guessing that a lot more has happened, or is happening over there than we know.
Thanks for the moment of insight. That is the double-edged sword with which the GOP battles.
$10 says this will not be on tonight's Nightly News.
Do you think they ( the Administration) just avoid the appearance of bragging or what...the American people really want and need to know this information!
The people who conducted this as a "secret" operation are either idiots, or no friends of the administration. This should have been quite public.
I can understand the MSM keeping these stories under wraps, but why the Congressional Republicans remain silent is beyond me.
For Rove being such a political genious he sure is an absolute MORON for not running with the good news coming out of Iraq...
If I didnt know better, I would think Rove or Bush doesnt have a clue what is going on over on the other side of the world...
Big question is, why has the Bush Admin. not yelled this from the mountain tops?
The government could always post on a government site or turn the material over to the RNC and they could post on their website.
Then everyone would have the info and with the Bloggers and places like FR, the MSM would have little choice but ignore or tell the truth!
If the stuff needs to be declassified it should be done. After all, it is now captured material!
One can certainly choose to release information regarding successes in Iraq, discovery of caches of MWDs, Yellow cake, schools and treatment plants rebuilt, life returning to normal, etc. w/o revealing details of "operations".
More evidence. Drip..........drip.............drip........
Maybe they know the MSM and the Dims will keep moving the goal posts if they release everything they find when they find it.
Could it be it will be in one huge info dump?
Why is the W H mute ?
I hope it`s because they`re keeping their powder dry just before the mid term elections next year.
If not then they are beyond stupid.
WMD`s ! ? Always were there and that is reality.
According to the article, this info is in an already published book. How secret could it be?
this is Al Tuwaitha. I believe the reason that this is not "news" is that this material was known by the IAEA before the iraq war, its not "fresh WMD", so it doesn't count to the left.
the administration dropped this claim way too early, just as it dropped the claim about the Niger yellowcake before looking more closley to see how the forged documents got into the intel stream. absent any voice from the administration on these points, the media and the left fills that vacuum with their version of the story - which, after being repeated over and over, becomes the "truth" in the absence of any rebuttal.
"But, but, but . . . Saddam did not have WMD or nuke stuff. We all know his military was still fighting with bows and arrows and spears and swords. How can this be so???? /sarcasm still on."
They might as well have. I keep seeing the news coverage of these firefights, and I think that the reason we are so affective against many of these tribal minded murderers is that they expend all there ammo by firing there magic thunder sticks into the air in celebration ,rather than at their targets.
I hope they deliver all this enriched uranium to the DNC Headquarters. Since it doesn't exist, they should not have a problem with it.
" this is Al Tuwaitha. I believe the reason that this is not "news" is that this material was known by the IAEA before the iraq war, its not "fresh WMD", so it doesn't count to the left. "
They don't know how? They don't want to muddy the water? They are buffoons sometimes, lost wondering in the wilderness, in my opinion. But, since that goes against the grain here to dis the administration, I won't really say it out loud.
I wonder why the liberals have not complained to Osamma about that??? It has to be punching holes in the ozone and causing more global warming having those hot bullets shooting into the air. Mummmm.
In charity, I accept the bet and will donate my pending loss to the hurricane relief efforts.
Jimmah Cahtah said on the Today Show that Bush made this stuff up.
But, there were no WMD"s! Dicky Durbin told me so! /sarcasm
You are so right! Bush manages a good speech once in a while, but that isn't enough to counteract the incessant criticism, lies, and distortion that the MSM and Democrats are bombarding the public with. Why aren't his spokespeople pointing out the truth about Iraq weapons? I don't understand it. It's almost like they've given up trying to influence public opinion. Reagan he ain't and that's a major problem with his presidency.
Can anyone say "smoking gun?"
It seems the Dems and the MSM wanted real-time finding of huge stockpiles of WMD's. I can see the Bush administration wanting to keep secret the 1.77 tons of *enriched* uranium from the media or the Dems. It would be a major security issue to secure and remove that material. Don't want any leaks that could get to the insurgents about this stuff (not that the MSM or Dems would make such a leak /sarc).
Yeah right. The article states that the nuclear material was flown out of Iraq. Look how the MSM and environazis piss and moan when radioactive anything is transported. If this was public info, we NEVER would have been able to transport it anywhere near the US.
More amazing how the Bush administration and the rest of the Stupid Party avoids any mention, too.