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Carl Levin: Saddam Had Nukes
newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 10:36 a.m. EST

Posted on 11/09/2005 9:27:35 AM PST by InvisibleChurch

Iraq war critic, Sen. Carl Levin made a startling admission Monday night - confessing that he believed the Bush administration was not wrong when they claimed Saddam Hussein posed a nuclear threat.

"Look, there was plenty of evidence that Saddam had nuclear weapons," Levin told MSNBC's "Hardball." "That is not in dispute. There is plenty of evidence of that."

Unfortunately, the White House's nuclear claims are in dispute - and by none other than Sen. Levin himself.

"When they said that the aluminum tubes that Saddam Hussein was seeking could only be used to make nuclear material, that was not true," the Michigan Democrat told the Senate the same day. "There is a pattern of exaggeration, distortion, misleading statements by the administration prior to the war."

We tend to think Levin's "plenty of evidence" statement is closer to the truth - especially given the fact that Saddam had 500-tons of uranium at his disposal and centrifuge parts and blueprints stored away for a rainy day. In the meantime, it might be a good idea for Sen. Levin to get his story straight before excoriating the White House any further.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; carllevin; iraq; iraqinukes; levin; wmd
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1 posted on 11/09/2005 9:27:36 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
"When they said that the aluminum tubes that Saddam Hussein was seeking could only be used to make nuclear material, that was not true,"

Did they say this? Was it true?

2 posted on 11/09/2005 9:31:01 AM PST by Huck (:-))
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To: InvisibleChurch

Sounds like Kerry? He had nuclear weapons before he didn't have nuclear weapons............or vice versa.....


3 posted on 11/09/2005 9:31:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Whatever happened to formulas 1 through 408?.........)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Carl Levin is almost as creepy as John Corzine.


4 posted on 11/09/2005 9:31:38 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm just sitting here on the Group W bench.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

We share the same feelings toward our honorable Senator.


5 posted on 11/09/2005 9:31:42 AM PST by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Who Is Lying About Iraq?

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/Production/files/podhoretz1205advance.html


6 posted on 11/09/2005 9:32:25 AM PST by Weimdog
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To: Huck

You have to read between the lines. Technically, Levin is right. The tubes could have been used for bongs.........


7 posted on 11/09/2005 9:32:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Whatever happened to formulas 1 through 408?.........)
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To: Red Badger
I supported the President, right before I spoke out against him.

Another leftist, two-faced sphincter-sister
8 posted on 11/09/2005 9:33:28 AM PST by stm
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To: InvisibleChurch

bump


9 posted on 11/09/2005 9:34:02 AM PST by VOA
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To: InvisibleChurch


Tell me Comrade Levin-- are nukes not "WMDs"?

...looks like these douchebags are scared of looking like idiots now that the 500tons of uranium is being reported on (freepers have known about this for over a year).


Revisionist history by the american communists once again. Before you know it, they'll be telling you that they never questioned WMDs and that they wanted to go into Iraq before Bush did....and it's all "Bush's fault" because he delayed the invasion.




10 posted on 11/09/2005 9:35:14 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
We tend to think Levin's "plenty of evidence" statement is closer to the truth - especially given the fact that Saddam had 500-tons of uranium at his disposal and centrifuge parts and blueprints stored away for a rainy day. In the meantime, it might be a good idea for Sen. Levin to get his story straight before excoriating the White House any further.

And the admin. has to be a little more forceful in its defense. They need to be a little more aggressive in getting the truth out.. I haven't heard any reports of the 500 tons of uranium being found - though there were reports of sealed uranium (from previous UN inspections) going missing after the invasion. The admin. can't rely on journalists to get it right...

In general, the intelligence available to the president is far more than what is available to senators, even those on the intelligence committee. The administration has to make its own case... the unity and patriotism of 9-11 has unfortunately evaporated..

11 posted on 11/09/2005 9:36:29 AM PST by blaise
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To: InvisibleChurch; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

"When they said that the aluminum tubes that Saddam Hussein was seeking could only be used to make nuclear material, that was not true,"

Correct-a-mundo Senator!  He could have used them to pull the sugar and coloring out of Kool-ade, or put some ants in there and mush 'em up into pulp, or even put his pee in there and see what came out.  Why should anyone make any assumptions about Saddam partaking in any nefarious activities, right?  I sleep soundly under the blanket of security you provide.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

12 posted on 11/09/2005 9:38:32 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Huck
Colin Powell, in his address to the Unbelievable Numbskulls, noted that aluminum cylinders recently bought by Iraq - and intercepted by us after quite a bit of border hopping, presumably to hide their origin - which Iraq was claiming were for artillery shells, were manufactured to a degree of accuracy that would make them suitable for centrifuges, and if they truely were built for artillery, were "built an awful lot better than the US builds ours".

That's the gist of it, might be some slight variances based on the feebleness of my memory.

13 posted on 11/09/2005 9:40:27 AM PST by 4woodenboats (Revelations 20:4)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I think Saddam was running a meth lab. No nukes, just speed baby!!!!
14 posted on 11/09/2005 9:41:26 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

France sold millions of dollars' worth of sensitive equipment to six separate plants in Iraq for making mustard gas and nerve agents, that gave a capacity to produce of hundreds of tons of nerve agent per year.

France's Pasteur Institute also sold strains of anthrax and botulinum to Iraq.

France also sold Iraq high-resolution optic system for Missiles.

France also sold and built for Iraq the Osirak reactor along with about 12.5 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium reactor fuel; contract valued at $37.5 million. (also supplied three tons of heavy water along with the Osirak reactor.)

France also exported a DM2.2 million chemical weapon factory to Iraq.

France supplied inertial navigation and guidance system for the Condor II intermediate-range missile for Iraq.

France manufactured and sold to Iraq two electron beam welders which were found by U.N. inspectors at nuclear weapon sites; capable of being used to develop nuclear weapons.

France supplied auxiliary facilities for Tuwaitha nuclear center, including an effluent treatment station and a laboratory hot cell useful in extracting plutonium from spent reactor fuel.

France supplied radar technology used to convert an Ilyushin-76 into an AWACS aircraft; sold $157 million worth of defense electronics equipment.

France built Saad 13, a military radar factory, on a turnkey basis. This factory manufactured high-frequency military communication equipment and radar, under license for Iraqi. It was found by U.N. inspectors to have manufactured components for equipment used in making nuclear fuel for the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission. Also manufactured high voltage DC switches such as thyrister oblique switches.

NOTE: This was responsibility for the centrifuge program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons that we have threads about!

http://www.iraqwatch.org


15 posted on 11/09/2005 9:43:16 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Carl Levin: Saddam Had Nukes

Gomer: "Surprise, surprise!"

16 posted on 11/09/2005 9:44:25 AM PST by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Aluminum Tubing
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/860674/posts


17 posted on 11/09/2005 9:44:27 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: blaise

"the unity and patriotism of 9-11 has unfortunately evaporated.."


great! lets wait for another assault, better yet drop any defenses.... make it easier.

perhaps then america might wake up,,,, perhaps torture might well be more widely accepted.

if america isn't going to fight them on their terms following what is politically correct agenda, we are ensuring their victory.


18 posted on 11/09/2005 9:47:49 AM PST by jackson29
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To: jackson29
Karl Levin:(Sung to the tune of 'Jimmy Crack Corn')

Saddam had nukes and I don't care

Saddam had nukes and I don't care

Saddam had nukes and I don't care

Its Roves fault either way!

19 posted on 11/09/2005 9:49:41 AM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Kudos to NewsMax for breaking this story -- do we have have links any other news outlets that have picked up this story?


20 posted on 11/09/2005 9:49:46 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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