Skip to comments.Saddam Restarted Nuclear Program
Posted on 03/10/2010 8:47:12 AM PST by reaganwasright1980
At the time of the 1990 offer, Iraq was embarked in a crash program to develop nuclear weapons in the face of a threatened U.S.-led attack over its occupation of Kuwait. By that date, Iraqi scientists had acquired a limited amount of weapons-grade enriched uranium but lacked several key components, including a workable design for a small nuclear warhead.
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Very, very old news. It is well known that Iraq had a nuclear program in 1990. Nobody disputes that. It is equally well known now that it did not have one by the late 1990s. Hans Blix was right.....but, of course, his critics will never apologize.
I don’t know if it is a smoking gun, but it’s great watching the clips from 2002 as Democrat after Democrat assured us that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Of course he did. COMMON SENSE alone tells you that a guy like Hussein would NOT just say “oh well, I’ll just forget it...”
There is a REAL world out there. With REAL bad guys. They don’t just stop.
And the 550 TONS of uranium were for office lighting?
I think it was over 500 tons.
Saddam’s defense team wonders why the WP is reporting this today, if it is such old news? From the WP:
“But the newly uncovered documents suggest that Khan’s offer of nuclear assistance was more comprehensive than previously known. A 1990 letter attributed to a Khan business associate offered Iraq a chance to leap past technical hurdles to acquire weapons capability.”
As the Iraq study group concluded, no effort was made by Saddam after 1991 to restart the nuclear program.
In other words, the existence of this yellowcake did not constitute ANY evidence that Saddam had a nuclear program at the time of Gulf War II. The buried 1992 drums were not disturbed. Again, Hans Blix was right but his critics lack the grace and humility to admit it.
Here is a pretty good back and forth discussion on this non-issue.
Sure you can believe the Iraq Study Group on Saddam’s intentions. Uh huh. The very fact that they a) existed in Iraq; that b) no one could PREVENT him from accessing them at any point means that c) he “had” them and “had” WMDs any time he needed them.
Bush's invasion was the act of a criminally negligent imbecile...
And folks say your boy Ron Paul and his followers are the same as the anti war lefty kooks...
I just can't see how they come to that conclusion...
Name calling and pounding your fist is apparently the only response you can make. Please note that you fail to address any of the specific points I raised e.g. the fact the yellowcake was not disturbed after the post Gulf War I inspectors left.
Dontcha know that Saddam was just “holding on” to all that uranium and really had no evil intentions and those wonderful, trustworthy weapons inspectors (who, it seems, always had a group of Iraqi “assistants” with them) can be counted on to inform us as to what the reliable and sane dictator Mr. Hussein was going to do. So of course Ron Paul knows that the war was “unnecessary.”
Is that your best shot? Word games? Are you claiming that Saddam was working on WMD at the time of Gulf War II. If you evidence, put up or shut up.
The evidence is there. 500 tons of it. In Saddam’s possession. Not yours, not Ron Pauls, not the UN’s. Saddam’s. And THAT’S your best shot???? lame.
We get it, you Paul folks are against the war. So is code pink and the left.
The company you keep...
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