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1 jvic  Thu, Aug 29, 2013 7:05:48am

“The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”

2 Jayleia  Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:01:13am

Oh god.

I’m far more skeptical than I would be if I hadn’t lived through the last decade, but can we agree that 2003 and 2013 are different years?

That doesn’t mean we should all fall in behind Bombs McCain and Huckleberry Graham and the rest of the neocon chowderheads. And we should analyze and criticize the reports knowing what’s happened before.

But blanket dismissals without analyzing it is JUST as wrong as people who assumed that Hussein did have them and any denials or evidence to the contrary was proof that he was hiding them.

3 Political Atheist  Thu, Aug 29, 2013 2:07:49pm

re: #1 jvic

Right. Remember the time we had to send a crew to Iraq to remove the massive quantity of yellowcake?

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of “yellowcake” — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

Obama is not Bush. Assad is not Saddam.


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