Bush was right on Iraq! Saddam had nukes!

Author: Publius

UPDATE: As most people don’t realize the Iraqis SOLD the yellowcake to Canada. All we did was transport it. So if anyone should be “compensated” it should be the US for transporting it. And “compensation”? How about 4,000 lives and billions of dollars and providing freedom? Yeah I think that is compensation too. Either way the Iraqis SOLD IT to Canada. So they are MAKING MONEY not losing it.

In short we found Saddam’s nuclear material stash.

The AP reports “The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program – a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium – reached a Canadian port yesterday 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 Hussein’s nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried that the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.”

Once again Bush was right and the liberals were wrong.

Article is here.

P.S. For those that say this is not a war then you must agree Kosovo was not one too. Oh and how about Afghanistan not one too right? Korean War? Yeah none of those were wars just like how Hitler never invaded Poland.

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5 Responses to “Bush was right on Iraq! Saddam had nukes!”


  1. 1 Matteus S July 8, 2008 at 12:42 am

    I realize (or at least hope) that your statement “Saddam had nukes” is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. In reality, far from having nuclear weapons, far from having fissile material, and far from having enriched uranium, the AP’s report indicates that he only had yellowcake. Yellowcake is not synonymous with nuclear weapons.

    Yes, Bush said many times that Saddam was trying to produce WMDs, and having yellowcake could be evidence of this.

    More importantly though, Bush said that Saddam in fact _had_ weapons of mass destruction. Other key figures in his administration said the same and these assertions, among others, undeniably lead the US to war.

  2. 2 Carmell July 8, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Yellowcake uranium is a compound of U3O8, which is far from the needed fissile material for both nuclear reactors and weapons. Uranium compounds can be found on all continents, especially in the mountainous regions of the Americas as well as in the Middle East. Yellowcake is a term given to uranium that has been leeched from ores mined. It’s the same concept as leeching tea from tea leaves. That doesn’t mean you have material that can be used as a weapon or in a reactor.

    To use it in either method you have to purify it and concentrate the U238 or U235. Doing so is expensive and you don’t get much from a few kilos. It takes tonnes. Now, just because they found yellowcake doesn’t mean that it was meant for nukes. Uranium has many uses that are hardly offensive. It’s used anywhere from making dyes to producing radium. None of these nefarious. So now that the intelligent are no longer afraid of yellowcake, my rant continues.

    Most countries have yellowcake in some form just like most countries have tea. Just because Bush said that they had coffee all this time doesn’t mean he was right since in this case they only had tea.

    I would be much more afraid of Israel’s MASSIVE nuclear arsenal than I ever would be with Iraq’s small assortment of yellowcake. And please, Bush is never right. “Bush” and “right” should not even be in a sentence together. Ever.

  3. 3 Torquewrench1969 July 8, 2008 at 6:03 am

    If Yellowcake=nukes then Grass=milk.

    Yellowcake has hundreds of uses which have nothing to do with weapons.

    But I think that we could be missing a MAJOR point:

    Yellowcake IS valuable and the yellowcake that was taken was an asset of the people of Iraq.

    Have we compensated the Iraqi people for the yellowcake?

    Some will say that we can take it under the auspices of “War Reparations”, but there is a little problem with that concept:

    WE ARE NOT AT WAR!

    I guess that the concept of: “Thou Shalt Not Steal” only applies when it’s convienient..

    But this is no surprise, since our current administration has a long history is trading principles for profits

  4. 4 Dick Strongball July 8, 2008 at 6:09 am

    I wouldn’t bother trying to enrich these Republicans with nuance and facts but it’s fun to watch.

  5. 5 Matteus S July 8, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Torquewrench1969:

    Great point about the value of the yellowcake. Not only is the US presumably not compensating the Iraqis for it but will be charging them for its removal:

    “The cost to the United States of transferring the uranium came to about 70 million dollars, Whitman said. He said the Iraqi government has agreed in principle to repay part of the transfer costs.”
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jyrvz0Q2BcoolsBxBgT8A8sD6S-Q


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