It wasn't just chemical weapons, but they were working on nuclear weapons, too. Remember, the Israelis flew in to Baghdad and blew up the breeder reactor they bought from the French. Also, the IAEA refused to let the U.S. remove 500 tons of Uranium we found. If you read near the bottom of the article I will link, 1.8 tons had already been enriched.
500 Tons of Uranium in Iraq
posted on 05/16/2013 2:52:26 PM PDT
(All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
They did finally auction off the Yellowcake around 2008 to a Canadian mining company.
posted on 05/16/2013 3:09:23 PM PDT
Remember, the Israelis flew in to Baghdad and blew up the breeder reactor they bought from the French.
1981? That's not evidence of what the Iraq were doing in 2003.
Also, the IAEA refused to let the U.S. remove 500 tons of Uranium we found.
It looks like that was eventually sent to Canada. The argument is that it wasn't "weapons grade." I don't know how to assess that.
If possible weapon-making material is there but isn't processed and there's no ongoing project of making weapons, then are there WMDs? Is preemptive war necessary or advisable, given what the costs would be?
posted on 05/16/2013 4:20:34 PM PDT
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