Secret U.S. Mission Hauls Uranium From Iraq On July 5, 2008, the 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.
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 beams surrounding the site
Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide. This 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?
This story was verified, if you want to check it for yourself, click on the link below. Read this link, the article and its substance: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/u/uraniumyellowcake.htm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334
I too missed this story when it came out.
I understand the MSM keeping it on the down low, they have invested too much into the ChimpyBusHitlerLiedPeopleDied meme, to go “Oops sorry, got that one wrong” at this point. The MSM is corrupt and acting against US interest. This does not surprise me.
I still consider this to be an example of great failure for the Bush War Presidency.
USAGOV in general, and the Bush presidency specifically, have been hit since the run-up to the Iraq war that the WMD was false, was a lie, was a made-up excuse to snooker the US Citizen, the West and the UN so USGOV could do/be evil.
But now it turns out that at the close of the big fighting in 2003, the facts proved otherwise…and that the Bush administration was quiet. They let the enemies of the USGOV (external and the 5GW Fifth Column among us) gain traction, win over the fence sitters and give weight to the anti-USA movement.
This loss of Influence has greatly reduced USGOV freedom of action in the conduct of global affairs especially National Security related activities.
The Bush administration should have brought in the press (to write, videotape and photograph), and friendly nuclear weapons experts testify as experts, an put the whole damn thing on YouTube.
If security was a concern they could have activated another division of reserves or National Guard and plunk them down at the site or do something else given the overwhelming military force advantage of the US and NATO.
This was a massive wasted opportunity in Influence Warfare.
The loss in freedom of action and trust among partners and potential partners will take years to regain.