US removes uranium from Iraq

From Associated Press, that arm of the vast right wing conspiracy:
US removes uranium from Iraq.

Let’s pay attention to that: The United States military have removed

550 metric tons of “yellowcake” – the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment

which was stored at the nuclear facility in Tuwaitha, Iraq, some 12 miles south of Baghdad.

Again:

  • Saddam Hussein had a nuclear program
  • At the Tuwaitha nuclear complex just south of Baghdad
  • Which included 550 metric tons (over 1.2 million pounds) of “yellowcake”, or concentrated uranium
  • And multiple devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon

The AP does not say alleged nuclear program. It does not add “according to military experts.” It simply says “Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program.”

Other important points:
1. The yellowcake removed is the last mayor remnant of Saddam’s nuclear program. There was more.
2. The military had removed earlier this year four devices for controlled radiation exposure which “contain elements of high radioactivity that could potentially be used in a weapon”.
3. The yellowcake was sold to Cameco, which may have been involved in the Oil-For-Food scam, and is a company in which Soros Fund Management LLC owns a substantial portion.

It Must Suck Being Joe Wilson Today – Joe, you’ve been punk’d!

In other news, Iraqis lead final purge of Al-Qaeda, Islamism is discredited, and We’re winning this War on Terror.

The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean will be up in a couple of hours. Bear with me – with the rescue of the Colombian hostages, it’s going to be huge!

Special thanks to Hip Hop Republican and Larwyn.

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One Response to “US removes uranium from Iraq”

  1. Pat Patterson Says:

    Even if the IAEA dug up Saddam’s body and proved conclusively that one could microwave Hebrew National Hot Dogs from 30 ft away it wouldn’t change the public narrative. That CW of no WMDs and no nuclear program has entered the public consciousness and is unlikely to change until we are all dead.

    It’s similar to the reports that the US is using some of its UAV assets to keep tabs on some of the mechanized elements of the INA and some of the Iraqi security forces. Its become an article of faith that this is because the US doesn’t trust the INA rather than acknowledge that the US watches over its own forces in exactly the same way.