To: Captain Kirk
And the 550 TONS of uranium were for office lighting?
posted on 03/10/2010 9:01:23 AM PST
("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
To: LS; ReaganWasRight; Enterprise; PIF; roses of sharon; mountainlion
Here we go again. This yellowcake was identified and sequestered by inspectors after the first Gulf War. The storage containers date from 1992 and Saddam did not disturb them after that, even after the inspectors left. Not even at the height of the WMD hysteria did Bush think the issue even worth mentioning.
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.
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