This was covered in another thread, but I will repeat it here. This uranium was known about and monitored by the UN weapons inspectors. This is not part of some “secret stash” that Sadam was secretly refining into a dirty bomb.
If you run off and claim this is evidence that Saddam had hiddden WMDs, the libtards will cut you to shreds and you will make us all look like fools.
Right, as far as it goes. The uranium was tagged, but not removed. It was still there for the day he decided to use it.
You'll remember that IAEA monitored North Korea's nuclear weapons program for 10 years with inspectors and video-cams while two miles down the road it continued right along. They confirmed that NK's weapons program had been discontinued "here". They didn't go looking for it "there", where it was.
Like the joke about the man looking for his car keys under the street lamp. Did you lose your keys here? No, lost them over there. So why are you looking here? Because the lights better here.
And you'll remember that, while the press claimed that Niger couldn't sell uranium under the table due to IAEA monitoring, the fact was that IAEA themselves admitted they weren't monitoring it at all.
Libya had two stashes of uranium. One they obtained years ago secretly from Niger and later admitted to. And another similar amount they smuggled in later, but didn't tell anyone about. From Niger.
But you're right. This is 500 tons of the stuff that everyone knew about which makes it inert. Somehow.