Bush vindicated on WMD in Iraq

 Russians moved Saddam’s WMD to Syria and Lebanon

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334/

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/u/uraniumyellowcake.htm

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=300323577877918

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/8/9/110630.shtml

 

Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 10:12:43 -0400

Bush FINALLY vindicated on WMD in Iraq

A national defense analyst says President Bush should be commended for keeping quiet about a discovery that could have blown his critics out of the water.

Retired Major General Jerry Curry is a decorated combat veteran who served as an Army aviator, paratrooper, and Ranger during a military career that began during the Korean conflict. He recently wrote about a very under reported story by the Associated Press.

According to the report, a large stockpile of concentrated natural Uranium, known as “yellowcake,” reached a Canadian port to complete a top secret U.S. Operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad , and a ship voyage crossing two oceans. The Uranium material had been housed at a former Iraqi nuclear complex 12 miles from Baghdad .

Curry says the president kept mum about the discovery in order to keep terrorists in the dark. “He made a very brave stand, a resolute stand…, in which he decided that he wasn’t going to blab everything to the press,” Curry commends. “…And in the meantime while he kept it quiet, he was buying time from the terrorists to get all that stuff out of the country. So that’s what was done — he just very quietly kept his mouth shut.”

“The press beat him to death for the last several years,” he continues, “and now it turns out that, yes, there were weapons of mass destruction….” Curry also maintains that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear program and the material could have been made into a nuclear weapon.

President Bush’s actions took courage, he notes, and all Americans should be thankful to have such a brave president who puts the welfare of the American people above personal considerations.

………………………………………………………………….

On July 5, 2008

Associated Press (AP) released a story titled:

Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq .

The opening paragraph is as follows:

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.

See anything wrong with this picture?

We have been hearing from the far left for more than five years how Bush lied. Somehow, that slogan loses its credibility now that 550 metric tons of Saddam’s yellowcake, used for nuclear weapon enrichment, has been discovered and shipped to Canada for its new use as nuclear energy.

It appears that American troops found the 550 metric tons of uranium in 2003 after invading Iraq . They had to sit on this information and the uranium itself for fear of terrorists attempting to steal it. It was guarded and kept safe by our military in a 23,000-acre site with large sand berms surrounding the site.

This is vindication for the Bush administration, having been attacked mercilessly by the liberal media and the far-left pundits on the blogosphere. Now that it is proven that President Bush did not lie about Saddam’s nuclear ambitions, one would think that the mainstream media would report the true story. Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide.

That never happened, due in large part, I believe, to the fact that the mainstream media would have to admit they were wrong about Bush’s war motives all along. Thankfully, the AP got it right when it said, “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.”

Closing the book on Saddam’s nuclear legacy? Did Saddam have a nuclear legacy after all? I thought Bush lied? As it turns out, the people who lied were Joe Wilson and his wife.

Valerie Plame engaged in a clear case of nepotism and convinced the CIA to send her husband on a fact finding mission in February 2002, seeking to determine if Saddam Hussein attempted to buy yellowcake from Niger . The CIA and British intelligence believed Saddam contacted Niger for that purpose but needed proof.

During his trip to Niger , Wilson actually interviewed the former prime minister of Niger , Ibrahim Assane Mayaki.  Mayaki told Wilson that in June of 1999, an Iraqi delegation expressed interest in “expanding commercial relations” for the purposes of purchasing yellowcake.

Wilson chose to overlook Mahaki’s remarks and reported to the CIA that there was no evidence of Hussein wanting to purchase yellow cake from Niger .

However, with British intelligence insisting the claim was true, President Bush used that same claim in his State of the Union address in January of 2003. Outraged by Bush’s insistence that the claim was true, Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in the summer of 2003 slamming Bush.

Wilson did this in spite of the fact that Mayaki said Saddam did try to buy the yellowcake from Niger . The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence disagreed with Wilson and supported Mayaki’s claim. This meant nothing to Wilson who was opposed to the Iraq war and thus had ulterior motives in covering up the prime minister’s statements.

It was a simple tactic, really. If the far-left and their friends in the media could prove Bush lied about Hussein wanting to purchase yellowcake from Niger , it would undermine President Bush’s credibility and give them more cause for asking what other lies he may have told.

Yet the real lie came from Wilson, who interpreted his own meaning from the prime minister’s statements and concluded all by himself that the claim of Saddam attempting to purchase yellowcake was “unequivocally wrong.”

Curiously the CIA sat on this information and did not inform the CIA Director, who sided with Bush on the yellowcake claim. This was made public in a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report in July 2004.

Valerie Plame also engaged in her own lie campaign by spreading the notion that the Bush Administration outed her as a CIA agent. Never mind that it was Richard Armitage – no friend of the Bush administration – who leaked Plame’s identity to the press. Never mind that Plame had not been in the field as a CIA agent in some six years.

The truth is, due to their opposition to the war, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, the mainstream media, and their left-wing friends on the blogo-sphere engaged in a propaganda campaign to undermine the Bush administration. Now that Saddam’s uranium has been made public and is no longer a threat to the world, do you think these aforementioned parties will apologize and admit they were wrong?

Don’t count on it.

The rest of the American people should hear the truth about Saddam’s uranium. It is up to you and me to inform them.

As far as the anti-war crowd is concerned, the next time they say that Bush lied, we should tell them to “have the yellowcake and eat it too.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334/

 

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/u/uraniumyellowcake.htm

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13 Responses to Bush vindicated on WMD in Iraq

  1. Donald B. MacGowan says:

    *Ahem*

    Perhaps you are to be excused for your extreme ignorance and hysteria, but I suggest you educate yourself on just what yellowcake-processed uranium is, what it is used for, what the military considers WMD (and therefore so should we) and what technologies and equipment beyond the simple refining of uranium to yellowcake are necessary to produce even fissionable material, let alone an atomic bomb.

    I am fairly certain that you, of course, will delete my comments because your blog is not about information or facts, but rather it is about justifying unsupported opinion, or bolstering opinions that are incorrect on the face of them, with information that is completely irrelevant to your point. That you do this either out of your own untutored stupidity and by banking on equally extreme ignorance of others is obvious to even the most casual observer.

    However, I hope that you will take my advice and educate yourself just a smidgen before you go forth out on the net yet again and embarrass yourself with your astonishing ignorance even further. Nobody but the blind and the ignorant can take your material, as it is, in the least seriously. It’s just inane.

    Really.

  2. Allan Erickson says:

    Donald:

    Arrogance and ignorance do not mix well. Care to read and educate yourself further?

    Perhaps you too will understand this material is an intermediary step to making weapons and its discovery proves Wilson and Plame were wrong, and demonstrates Saddam never did give up his nuclear ambitions, which we knew were existent back to 1981 when the Israelis took out his reactor.

    http://www.americanheritage.com/places/articles/web/20060607-israel-iraq-nuclear-weapons-baghdad-saddam-hussein-alexander-haig-menachem-begin-osirak-preemptive-strike.shtml

    Futhermore, take it up with AP, MSNBC the U.S. Military and other sources:

    http://www.nysun.com/editorials/iraqs-yellowcake/81328/

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/u/uraniumyellowcake.htm

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334/

    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/8/9/110630.shtml

    http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=300323577877918

    FACT IS YOU BUSH-HATING PROPAGANDISTS WERE WRONG, ARE WRONG, AND REMAIN WRONG BECAUSE YOU ARE THE IGNORANT ANTI-AMERICAN HYSTERICS WHO’VE SOLD OUR COUNTRY DOWN THE RIVER.

    Donald B. MacGowan:

    All opinion. No evidence.

    Talk about inane.

  3. Allan Erickson says:

    Physicist: Saddam’s Uranium Stockpile Enough to Yield 142 Nukes
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/8/9/110630.shtml Aug. 9, 2004
    Five hundred tons of yellowcake uranium ore stored at Saddam Hussein’s al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons research laboratory near Baghdad could have been enriched to produce 142 nuclear weapons, a prominent British physicist has determined.

    Addressing the claim by British intelligence last year that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger, Norman Dombey, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Sussex, argued, “Iraq already had far more uranium than it needed for any conceivable nuclear weapons programme.”

    In an op-ed piece for London’s Evening Standard, Professor Dombey explained that standard yellowcake ore consists of 99 percent Uranium 238 [U238], “which is radioactive but is not used in normal nuclear weapons as it cannot sustain a chain reaction.”
    To cause a nuclear chain reaction, he noted, “you need U235, which only makes up less than 1 percent [0.7] of natural uranium.”
    After doing the calculations, Professor Dombey explained, “You have a warehouse containing 500 tons of natural uranium; you need 25 kilograms of U235 to build one weapon. How many nuclear weapons can you build?
    “The answer is 142.”
    Though most reporters continue to insist that Iraq had abandoned its nuclear weapons program after the first Gulf War, chief U.S. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer told Congress earlier this year that the Iraqi scientists were “preserving and expanding [their] knowledge to design and develop nuclear weapons.”
    One laboratory at al Tuwaitha “was intentionally focused on research applicable for nuclear weapons development,” the top weapons inspector revealed.
    Iraq War critics have argued that Saddam’s uranium stockpile was safe because it was subject to once-a-year inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
    But the IAEA was also in charge of monitoring North Korea’s nuclear program right up until 2002, when Pyongyang announced it would begin producing nuclear weapons.

  4. Allan Erickson says:

    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.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334/

  5. Allan Erickson says:

    NOT THAT ANYONE WOULD BE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED, BUT I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT DONALD B. MACGOWAN, PHD, AKA, DRBLIZZARDO. BIG ADRIANNA HUFFINGTON FAN. NO SURPRISE THERE. HATES BUSH AND ROVE AND GLENN BECK AND ALL THINGS REPUBLICAN AND CONSERVATIVE. EVEN HATES HUCKABEE. YOU HAVE TO BE SOME KIND OF SPECIAL CASE TO HATE HUCKABEE. GIVEN ONE OF THE PHOTOS ON HIS SITE, HE APPARENTLY THINKS LINCOLN WAS A MONSTER. ANYWAY, THE GOOD DOCTOR FANCIES HIMSELF AN EXPERT ON EVERYTHING, INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMMAKING. DID A DOCUMENTARY A WHILE BACK NEAR HIS HOME ABOUT HAWAIIAN HUMAN SACRIFICE, URGING VISITORS TO RESPECT THESE SACRED PLACES. FOR MORE ON THE *AHEM* GOOD DOCTOR, REALLY, INANE, YEAH . . . READ SOME DRIVEL OF THE PILED HIGHER AND DEEPER KIND.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/users/profile/DrBlizzardo?page=1&action=comments&display=all&sort=newest

  6. Donald B. MacGowan says:

    Wow. I am humbled.

    Not for the reasons you think, but humbled none the less.

    What is particularly fascinating to me is not your continued delusions, misrepresentations, ignorance and anger, though, but rather the fact that you seem to have so very much free time on your hands and and yet have put it to absolutely no good use whatsoever, other than to spread anger, untruths, fear and propaganda.

    Is you mother proud of what you do?

    Advice? Sure, here’s some..you won’t get very far in life, my friend, if Googling my name is your idea of winning an argument. I’m a nobody. Don’t pretend to be anybody.

    But more to the point, the fact is almost any use of uranium as a radiant source, including medical and power generation, uses yellowcake as a beginning source material. In many places around the world, where old, liberal, bothersome OSHA is not a meddlesome problem, it is routinely handled by humans without protective gear…not a great idea, but not immediately hazardous. And you’d be amazed at how much of the stuff, millions of tons actually, is just lying around in storehouses, all over the world–of course, you don’t have to be amazed, you could use the “inter-tubes” to learn instead of to spread hate and misinformation.

    Oh, but as your reply to me certainly proves, you conservatives equate education, knowledge and facts with evil, America-hating and terrorists—you wouldn’t want to cram too many facts into your little noggin, there buddy, or it might explode next time you try to make sense of Glenn Beck’s idiocies.

    But I digress.

    Let me make this Republican-simple. There’s lots more to making WMD, my friend, than simply having a quantity of yellowcake. Lots and lots (too technical? I can dumb it down even more for you…). Having some yellow cake uranium around is not prima facie evidence of a program to produce WMD. You need more infrastructure than a few hundred trucks could quickly dump in Syria (and how did that happen without satellite intel, anyway? You’d think Old Colin Powell might have mentioned THAT in his fantasy presentation to the UN).

    FYI–I do not hate Bush or Beck or Rush or any of your other icons–well, maybe Michael Savage simply because he is beyond odious. I simply find their arguments silly and unconvincing, filled with error, distortion and fiction. But you see, intelligent, mature people can disagree with each other without involving violent emotions.

    Ah. Perhaps that’s why you’re no longer in the broadcast industry, though, right?

    Here’s a thought…When your hero (my former Congressman) Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense, he oversaw the destruction of Saddam’s stockpile of nuclear material and biological material…everything he’d bought from Ron Reagan was destroyed. The only company that supplied Iraq with material even coming close to the kinds of machinery and equipment needed to manufacture nuclear weapons after that time was Halliburton–which incurred the unanimous wrath of the UN as well as US sanctions to do so. And who was CEO of Halliburton during that time? Oh, yeah…and you’d think Old Dick Cheney would have a pretty exact line on that stuff, huh? Turns out, he did. Saddam had nada, he knew it. He simply didn’t care. He had his own, Halliburton oriented, reasons for wanting Saddam out of the way. Go fish for details of his 1990s business dealings with Saddam Hussein and you’ll see what I’m talking about–I’m not doing your homework for you even though I know you are too ignorant and lazy to do it for yourself.

    No, really, you don’t have to thank me or even bother with a reply–I could write it for you–all you guys sound the same, use the same formulaic language and repeat the same untruths, misinformation and misrepresentation..it’s not necessary for you to re-xerox more old crap for me as you did this time…I could do it for you in my sleep.

    Hey, it’s been fun but I gotta run; time for my pedicure, then I have to milk the cat–really–I’d think you’d have much more important ways to spend your time than arguing with me.

    Especially since you’re just going to lose.

  7. Allan Erickson says:

    Somewhere along the line you decided ad hominem attacks win the day.

    Evidence was presented. Evidence carries the day.

    My sources include not only the material presented here, but people placed in various areas of responsibility in the military and in intelligence organizations, so thankfully, I’m not swayed by the propaganda spewed by feral adolescents and miscreants.

    Love the way you exemplify engagement without “involving violent emotions.”

    I’m sure you did some research to earn your Ph.D but one would hardly know based on your performance here.

    The man who only quotes himself (hardly humble) engages a lonely and stagnate monologue.

    I leave you to it.

    PS: What really has you people coming unglued is your narrative is falling apart. Seven years of lies and propaganda may get BHO elected, but soon, people will see your crimes and then, the backlash. Simply can’t face it can you? You guys were duped by our enemies and danced the dance of fools, ignoring our real enemies and condemning our leaders, Bush and Cheney, good men of accomplishment, patriots on the front line, while people like you cower and drool and snarl. You turned your back on our country, and now you’ll do anything to justify yourselves, and Murtha and Reid and Frank and the rest are all part of the cowardice and the sedition. May you all rot.

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