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Wikileaks vindicates Bush?

In 2008, our military shipped out of Iraq -- on 37 flights in 3,500 barrels -- what even The Associated Press called "the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program": 550 metric tons of the supposedly nonexistent yellowcake. The New York Sun editorialized: "The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. ... To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam ... would have been too big a risk."

http://townhall.com/columnists/LarryElder/2010/12/09/the_wikileaks_vindication_of_george_w_bush/page/2

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 6:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In 2008???

    Btw GWB admits they found nothing
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:06 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I wonder if Mitch McConnell will continue to consider Julian Assange a high tech terrorist thanks to that information.

    It's very interesting. Thanks for the link.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:09 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • The nys editorialized......
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:11 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Since Saddam Hussein had for 12 years been violating the terms of the CEASE FIRE (NOT a treaty) which had paused the Gulf War, there was no need for any other reason to go back in and resume hostilities.

    Saddam had signed an agreement that unless he cooperated with inspections and other rules of basic good behavior (which most leaders don't need to have spelled out for them), then the military action would resume.

    The UN had simply dithered about violation after violation for over a decade, when they had stated in the Cease Fire Agreement that they would be coming after Saddam and resuming the suspended enforcement of international law.

    (No surprise there, the UN is best at allowing corruption & criminals to thrive while pointing fingers and berating any well-behaved countries which they know will not talk back to them.)

    We didn't resume action because of WMD's. That was a media spin. I saw Bush's speeches ...
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:21 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Let's make up some other bullshit to vindicate our dear Americans... Good one, but we're not gonna fall for it.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 7:34 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • (No surprise there, the UN is best at allowing corruption & criminals to thrive while pointing fingers and berating any well-behaved countries which they know will not talk back to them.)

    Interesting that many of these countries who are the worst offenders of human rights are seated on the human rights committee and pointing fingers at us...the UN is a joke now!
    Brickhouse95

    Answer by Brickhouse95 at 7:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • GWB admits in HIS OWN BOOK there were no WMD's....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvX96mqLQNM

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Yellowcake isn't a WMD.

    WTH were they going to do with it? Throw it at us?
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:48 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • http://articles.cnn.com/2008-07-07/us/iraq.uranium_1_yellowcake-uranium-cameco?_s=PM:US

    is cnn a better source for you?

    and as for what he would do with it? Ask the UN oil for food people that. They were the ones illegally trading with him to assist in empowering him.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 7:56 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • While yellowcake alone is not considered potent enough for a so-called "dirty bomb" — a conventional explosive that disperses radioactive material — it could stir widespread panic if incorporated in a blast. Yellowcake also can be enriched for use in reactors and, at higher levels, nuclear weapons using sophisticated equipment.


    The Iraqi government sold the yellowcake to a Canadian uranium producer, Cameco Corp., in a transaction the official described as worth "tens of millions of dollars." A Cameco spokesman, Lyle Krahn, declined to discuss the price, but said the yellowcake will be processed at facilities in Ontario for use in energy-producing reactors.


    "We are pleased ... that we have taken (the yellowcake) from a volatile region into a stable area to produce clean electricity," he said.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:57 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

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