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Disconfirmations Disconfirmed: Saddam Had Nuke Program
American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2008 | Randall Hoven

Posted on 07/06/2008 3:59:22 PM PDT by neverdem

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To: lepton
The CIA group that Plame was associated with thought the idea that Hussein was attempting to obtain (more) yellowcake (from Niger) was ridiculous, justified that by arguing that because he already HAD this huge quantity they couldn't see him wanting more.

Exactly. The MSM and their left-wing blowhards continuously said this was a fools errand and that the mission to NIGER, WHICH WILSON SCRWED-UP, found nothing. Not to mention it was stupid to even try.

Funny then nobody (press or Democrats) mentions the Nigerian yellowcake already in country.

And if I remember correctly, when our troops got to Tuwaitha, they found some barrels of (can't remember what) but no nuclear material.

51 posted on 07/06/2008 5:32:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama=Jimmy Carter Part Deux)
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To: neverdem; jveritas; My2Cents

Some of us never lost sight of the fact that Saddam Hussein was a threat both in theory and in actuality. The President’s worst mistake was “admitting” the premise for going to war (more diverse than WMD, but the WMD was still made the definitive magic bullet reason) was incorrect. This marked the downturn of his presidency, effectively souring much of his legacy and depleting his political capital which leaves the Republican party in such a weak position today.

For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
for want of a shoe the horse was lost,
for want of a horse the knight was lost,
for want of a knight the battle was lost.
So it was a kingdom was lost - all for want of a nail.


52 posted on 07/06/2008 5:43:28 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Gun-free zones aren't. Visit ConcealedCampus.com for more)
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To: faithinchaos; All
And stayed tuned because any minute now the MSM will report this.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/05/AR2008070500936.html

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Iraq-Yellowcake-Mission.html?scp=1&sq=yellowcake&st=nyt

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-cake6-2008jul06,0,4296828.story

LA & NY Times & WaPo are using the AP story.

53 posted on 07/06/2008 5:51:00 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: neverdem

BUMP


54 posted on 07/06/2008 5:53:45 PM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: Squantos

Smiling at you...not surprising.


55 posted on 07/06/2008 5:57:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: neverdem

Soon as Barak gets in office, the news on Iraq will get very positive.

Remember when Bill Clinton took office, about a month in he said something to the effect they “just discovered” a revenue shortfall and had to raise taxes. They’ll pull the same shenanigans regarding Iraq, and I wouldn’t be surprised, Iran.


56 posted on 07/06/2008 5:59:17 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
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To: Kimberly GG; Strategerist
Thanks....that’s what I keep thinking. If it’s all pre-1991 and the same stuff we already knew existed, what’s the big hoopdedoo?

There is no hoopdedoo, except perhaps Neocons' last hurrah, trying to resurrect their failed big-government ideology once again, using warmed-over minor stories.

57 posted on 07/06/2008 5:59:17 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: TFMcGuire

[... Liberals are too expensive to keep. They are
a pox upon any free nation’s very life...]

Can we start by getting rid of Wilson and Plame?


58 posted on 07/06/2008 6:08:21 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Gondring
OK, Gondring, maybe you can cover for Strategerist.

Let me repeat the unanswered question:

I'd be very interested to know what the Strategerist's opinion is of why Ambassador Zawahi, Iraq's representative on nuclear issues (VERY passionate arguing for Iraq's nuclear armament at the 1995 NPT Conference), went to Niger on what the IAEA called a "trade mission"?

Looking at Niger's only significant exports, was Zawahi looking for:

A. Cowpeas?
B. Peanuts?
C. Goatskins?
D. Uranium?

I wonder why the Strategerist believes it was probably A, B, or C?

..or why would the IAEA lie about this?

The IAEA was concerned enough that they investigated and interviewed Zawahi about the trip, though at the insistence of the Iraqi government, the interview was monitored by Saddam's agents.

...Perhaps the Iraqi's nuke guy was hoping to export fine oil paintings of The Great Hussein to penniless Nigerien goatherders?

59 posted on 07/06/2008 6:09:09 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: TigersEye; All
"This is not remarkable news- I believe this material was from Tuwaitha and the stockpile there dated back to the late 1970’s when Iraq bought Nigerien yellowcake to produce fuel for its Osirak facility - which Israel destroyed in 1979? After DESERT STORM The UN had the Tuwaitha stockpile pretty much under its observation, if not outright control."-silverleaf, 7/5/08

What kind of control did the UN have after UNSCOM inspectors were removed from Iraq in 1998?

I don't know. That's an excellent question. Here again is a link to yesterday's thread on the subject. Some people there seemed to know quite a bit about it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2041287/posts

60 posted on 07/06/2008 6:15:50 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: RetiredArmy

“....No cable news will touch it, not even Fax news....”

Fox has covered this extensively today.


61 posted on 07/06/2008 6:17:52 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: ETL

Thank you. I will look at that. I don’t think 550 metric tons of yellow cake can be seen as harmless no matter when Saddam got his hands on it. That would make a whale of a lot of dirty bombs if nothing else.


62 posted on 07/06/2008 6:19:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin '36 Olympics for murdering regimes Beijing '08)
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To: cookcounty

???

I can’t speak for Strategerist or any other FReeper!


63 posted on 07/06/2008 6:20:20 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: neverdem

NYTimes tried to slime the Bush administration for being inept enough to publish dangerous documents online that would give our enemies access to nuclear technology - the technology that they claim Iraq never had.


64 posted on 07/06/2008 6:21:10 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Gun-free zones aren't. Visit ConcealedCampus.com for more)
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To: prairiebreeze

bump for later read


65 posted on 07/06/2008 6:22:02 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: neverdem

Hopefully the WND Whitehouse reporter will ask Ms. Perino to expand on this and will confront Obama and the Demorats on when they are going to offer their apologies on their treasonous comments and actions.


66 posted on 07/06/2008 6:25:15 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: TigersEye
I don’t think 550 metric tons of yellow cake can be seen as harmless no matter when Saddam got his hands on it. That would make a whale of a lot of dirty bombs if nothing else.

Exactly. I can't understand that view either.

Pre-war quotes from "lying" House and Senate democrats...

"In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad.

In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001."

"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. Hillary Clinton

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10288&position=all

John Kerry: “I agree completely with this Administration’s goal of a regime change in Iraq – Saddam Hussein is a renegade and outlaw who turned his back on the tough conditions of his surrender put in place by the United Nations in 1991.” (July 2002)

John Kerry: “I believe the record of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless, reckless breach of international values and standards of behavior is cause enough for the world community to hold him accountable by use of force if necessary.”

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm

"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all

John Kerry on the floor of the Senate
October 2002:

"With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question:

Why?

Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up?

Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community?

Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster?

Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke?

Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits?

Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously?

Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified?

Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?

Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10171&position=all

“The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened.”
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002
Congressional Record - Sen. Ted Kennedy

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=S10090&dbname=2002_record

John Kerry: “I would disagree with John McCain that it's the actual weapons of mass destruction he may use against us, it's what he may do in another invasion of Kuwait or in a miscalculation about the Kurds or a miscalculation about Iran or particularly Israel. Those are the things that--that I think present the greatest danger. He may even miscalculate and slide these weapons off to terrorist groups to invite them to be a surrogate to use them against the United States. It's the miscalculation that poses the greatest threat." (October 2002)

John Kerry: “If You Don’t Believe . . . Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn’t vote for me.” (January 2003)

John Kerry: Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator who must be disarmed. (March 2003)

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."..."Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction." –
Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John Edwards

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10325&position=all

"There is no doubt that since that time Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." –
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001
http://usinfo.org/wf-archive/2001/011207/epf510.htm

"We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." -
Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002
Online with Jim Lehrer – Public Broadcasting Service

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/iraq_12-10.html

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -
Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
Congressional Record – Robert Byrd

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S9874&position=all

"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."-
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record –Sen. Jay Rockefeller

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" –
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Rep. Henry Waxman

MY SOURCE FOR ALL OF THESE QUOTES:
http://www.americandaily.com/article/4694

67 posted on 07/06/2008 6:33:22 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: tsmith130; neverdem
the yellowcake will be processed at facilities in Ontario for use in energy-producing reactors.

No Blood for Yellowcake!

Er. Uh.. Bush Stole Iraq's Yellowcake to run Our Nuclear Reactors which emit no CO2.

I bet Kos and DU is going supercritical meltdown with the contradictions.

68 posted on 07/06/2008 6:37:58 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
I bet Kos and DU is going supercritical meltdown with the contradictions.

I would go look but I'm guessing the sheets don't get washed over there very often. icck.

69 posted on 07/06/2008 6:42:39 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Riley

Right, and five years from now as the country begins exiting depression and into improving fiscal territory, (awaiting the next crop of leadership) will the left admit they should have also attempted drilling our own supply that it may have ‘eased’ global oil pricing.

I think some in the MSM are now hedging there bets thinking the President will write his own book. The President has far too much class to ever discuss these secrets, just as he didn’t publically defend the Administration when we heard all the ‘Bush lied and people died’ crap from the libs.


70 posted on 07/06/2008 6:45:40 PM PDT by quant5
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To: neverdem
Awesome job, neverdem! When do we get to say, “Told you so!” : )
71 posted on 07/06/2008 6:48:10 PM PDT by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader)
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To: neverdem
Bush is an honest man. Wilson and Plame were not honest. I'm sick to my stomach of the MSM lies, unrebuked, and beleived as truth by so many friends and family.

This whole post 9/11 political, social and media dynamic has been an education to me, and probably most long-time Freepers and allies of the Republic. To me it says that to fix the head, you have to start at the feet. I hope we all can do that -- work from ground up, from daily life, setting examples, taking those rare opportunities that present themselves on a day-to-day basis to suggest a more honest way of looking at the world, or how to be honest, and how not to be prey, but to stand as a man or woman on the ground firmed by respect and love for others and G-d.

Never bear a grudge.

72 posted on 07/06/2008 6:48:30 PM PDT by bvw
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To: sam_paine; Riley; RetiredArmy; faithinchaos; Squantos; Jeff Head; Cindy; lepton; ...

ABC radio repeated the story at the 9:30 PM news update.


73 posted on 07/06/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: ETL
Well then. ... We're in agreement.

I guess my work is done here. ;^)

74 posted on 07/06/2008 6:55:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin '36 Olympics for murdering regimes Beijing '08)
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To: faithinchaos

This is from an AP report.


75 posted on 07/06/2008 6:57:41 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: ETL
Next thing you know the LSM is going to come out and tell us that the demorats told us that there were WMDS by putting a production like this together:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1q9Q0OtJ4g Iraq: Democrats' intellegence

76 posted on 07/06/2008 7:01:06 PM PDT by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: Gondring
I was asking you to speak for yourself, in that you seem to be of similar mind with Strategerist on this.

It isn't a minor issue, "Bush lied about WMD" is one of the 2 or 3 leading arguments of the anti-war group and the Wilson deal is by far their most-cited "evidence." Yet no critic of the war, right or left, seems knowledgable about the basic facts. ....At least I can't name one, can you?

77 posted on 07/06/2008 7:04:38 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: neverdem

+1


78 posted on 07/06/2008 7:07:14 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("In Israel, the President hit the nail on the head. The nails are complaining loudly." - John Bolton)
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To: smithone
How do you know that and can you prove it?

No one's really asserted otherwise.

79 posted on 07/06/2008 7:10:26 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Strategerist
There were 22 other reasons listed to invade Iraq. It was not all about WMD.
80 posted on 07/06/2008 7:10:30 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: HarryCaul
See if you can find a copy of The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind by Mahdi Obeidi. It should have some of the details you need.
81 posted on 07/06/2008 7:14:50 PM PDT by edpc (Tagline Currently Under Construction)
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To: neverdem
Saddam Had Nuke Program

NO!!!!!
Say it isn't SO!!!

82 posted on 07/06/2008 7:20:24 PM PDT by LUV W (Fact: Oil prices have skyrocketed up over 70% since the DIMs took over Congress in 2006!)
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To: cookcounty

That whole Wilson thing was fascinating to me...in a train-wreck sort of way. The President and the administration said that Iraq was seeking yellowcake. Wilson was (for quite a while) limiting his statement to vociferously stating that the Iraqis did not buy Yellowcake from Niger. It’s amazing how many people go with the emotional content of a statement without paying attention to the words. The President and his Administration never said Iraq succeeded in buying yellowcake, and for quite a while, I never noted Wilson saying that Iraq had not sought yellowcake, thus both statements could be true. It was innuendo and idiocy.


83 posted on 07/06/2008 7:21:29 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: metesky
There were 22 other reasons listed to invade Iraq. It was not all about WMD.

After we discovered the major stockpiles of undeclared WMDs in the mid-90s, there was no excuse for not resuming the war. Everything after that was just borrowed time.

84 posted on 07/06/2008 7:23:58 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: neverdem

BTTT.


85 posted on 07/06/2008 7:29:27 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Strategerist
All of the yellowcake was a remnant of the pre-1991 Iraq program, which was identified and regularly inspected by the IAEA.

Oh, Mohamed El-Baradei and the IAEA had it all under control. That's good. Because I've been wondering all these years why the hell they ever permitted Saddam to maintain possession of thousands of tons (remnants) of raw nuclear materials after 1991.

I'm sure Saddam never dreamed of breaking those UN seals when he threw the inspectors out of the country.

86 posted on 07/06/2008 7:36:02 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: TFMcGuire
We knew, Freepers, just as the world’s intelligence communities knew.

Didn't Saddam declare he had the yellowcake in his declaration to the UN?

87 posted on 07/06/2008 7:36:10 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: lepton
No one's really asserted otherwise.

I don't understand. He can make this claim, disappear without replying to any comments, and we're supposed to disprove his comment?

I think you have it backwards.

88 posted on 07/06/2008 7:36:53 PM PDT by smithone
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To: neverdem

Mark.


89 posted on 07/06/2008 7:36:53 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: neverdem
‘Scuse me for askin,’ but do we trust leftist Ontario with this much yellowcake? I mean, Canada is pretty much a socialist/Muslim totalitarian state.
90 posted on 07/06/2008 7:38:58 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: smithone
I don't understand. He can make this claim, disappear without replying to any comments, and we're supposed to disprove his comment?

I think you have it backwards.

I don't mean on the thread. I mean generally. The yellowcake in question was in barrels that were marked, sealed, and tagged by the U.N. Some of the barrles were emptied, and used to collect rainwater by the locals after the war, and there could be some sort of debate over how long they'd been empty of how much. Also, he could theoretically have had entirely different yellowcake elsewhere, but this was part of the inventoried assemblage. No one has argued that he was adding to the supplies in this U.N. monitored facility.

91 posted on 07/06/2008 7:49:54 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

Sorry, I missunderstood you. I don’t like hit and run posters though.


92 posted on 07/06/2008 7:52:36 PM PDT by smithone
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To: lepton
But then there was the president back in the mid-nineties... What the heck was his name?

;O)

93 posted on 07/06/2008 7:56:50 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metesky
"There were 22 other reasons listed to invade Iraq. It was not all about WMD."

Operation Iraqi Freedom was secretly about Freedom.

94 posted on 07/06/2008 7:59:18 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: Strategerist

Why didn’t the UN remove it from Iraq like the US has?


95 posted on 07/06/2008 7:59:26 PM PDT by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

...sure, but no one died when Saddam lied... y’know, because we smoked his ass before he had the chance to launch. Thanks neverdem and Perdogg.

Iran has resumed A-bomb project, says West
Telegraph.co.uk | Last Updated: 11:35PM BST 06/07/2008 | By Con Coughlin
Posted on 07/06/2008 4:46:17 PM PDT by Perdogg
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96 posted on 07/06/2008 8:01:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: smithone; Strategerist

He doesn’t have to back up the claim. He’s admitting to a damaging fact: thousands of tons of enriched uranium were left in Saddam Hussein’s possession with nothing but a bungling, corrupt and incompetent inspection team standing in the way of his using them.

Saddam was not disarmed. Plain and simple.


97 posted on 07/06/2008 8:01:19 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Kimberly GG

See post #95.


98 posted on 07/06/2008 8:01:19 PM PDT by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
"All of the yellowcake was a remnant of the pre-1991 Iraq program, which was identified and regularly inspected by the IAEA."

A 1.2 million pound remnant! Imagine what the whole amount must have been!!

99 posted on 07/06/2008 8:02:18 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I don’t remember the justification for the war being forcibly removing the known pre-1991 material under IAEA seal and inspection.


100 posted on 07/06/2008 8:02:20 PM PDT by Strategerist
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