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Case Closed:The truth about the Iraqi-Niger "yellowcake" nexus.
Slate ^ | July 26, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens

Posted on 07/26/2006 2:11:30 AM PDT by The Raven

Valerie Plame and Joseph WilsonNow that Joseph and Valerie Wilson's fantasies of having been persecuted by high officials in the administration have been so thoroughly dispelled by Robert Novak (and now that it seems the prosecutor has determined that there was no breach of the relevant laws to begin with), we may return to the more important original question. Was there good reason to suppose that Iraqi envoys visited Niger in search of "yellowcake" uranium ore?

In a series of columns, I have argued that the answer to this is "yes," and that British intelligence was right to inform Washington to that effect. Iraq—despite having yellowcake of its own—

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TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushlied; cialeak; hitchens; iraqiwmds; plame; wmds
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To: Cindy

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 07/26/2006 1:22:32 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Fedora

You're welcome Fedora.


22 posted on 07/26/2006 1:23:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: UCANSEE2

the administration gave up way too early on making the case for the truth here, that the forged documents were planted as a poison pill to discredit what was otherwise a true story.


23 posted on 07/26/2006 1:24:44 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: UCANSEE2; Fedora; Sam Hill; Enchante

That's as coherent an explanation as I've seen anywhere.

I would wonder if the Clintons were in on the original set-up for the sale to Libya/Iraq. (And getting a cut of it, too, of course) That would explain the big guns acting on Wilson's wolf cry that Bush/Cheney was out to get him... all distraction while the real story got buried.

But they didn't take Fedora, Sam Hill, Enchante, Clarice and others into account. Heh, heh, heh. Wonder if that's why Hillary's showing off her stone cold breasts today....

Pinz


24 posted on 07/26/2006 1:30:59 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

Reading Hitchen's entire article is well worth it for anyone who has followed any part of this story.

Would that it had been written in August of 2003. But I guess it has taken this long to uncover all of the diliberate smoke and messy confusion that was manufactured to cover it.

It's only fair to ask now if the Wilsons profited monetarily from the yellowcake purchases that Saddam made...

Pinz


25 posted on 07/26/2006 1:39:28 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: UCANSEE2

I think YK went from Niger to Libya for both
Saddam's and Libyas use. Saddam's scientists were there,
so that program wouldn't be found out in Iraq.
Wilson's company worked with French company COGEMA, who got so called oil for food payoffs from Saddam. Cogema ran
Niger YK operations.So we have round robbin effect..
YK to Libya, money from Saddam to Cogema(Joe gets a cut),
Cogema pays Niger. Saddam's and Libya's program has
material. But when Saddam got captured, Libya caved, nuke program went to us, and most is locked up in TN & KY..
Sneaky bastards,Niger, Joe, Saddam, Libya, French, etc.Ed


26 posted on 07/29/2006 3:35:16 PM PDT by hubel458
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