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Iraq Violence Even Lower

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by BigRob, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. BigRob

    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    CNN Story

    FOX Story

    Interesting choice of headlines for each to note as well.

     
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    This is so nice to hear.


    Hey question for you. A friend of mine told me they found that yellowcake in Iraq, I forget how many tons. I have not heard this in the mainstream news, was my friend pulling my leg, if not where can I find the story?
     
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    Yes, Yellowcake was found in Iraq. At the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex, right around Baghdad.

    Around 550 metric tons were removed.

    So the fear is that it could be smuggled into Iran.
    CBS Story
     
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    I spent my summer hip deep in salmon, and learning just how things were and are on the ground in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
    I am much more optomistic about Iraq now, since I lost faith in 2005. There is a lot of work to be done. But there is nothing I want more in the world than a peaceful Iraq. Although I spent my summer hip deep
    George Bush and the cronies had an incredible opportunity there, and screwed up so monumentally. Its a shame it had to come to this. Hopefully Obama will bring in Biden on the ticket and clean up the fiasco Bush created. I cant wait until he is gone.
     
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    Thank you for the link,

    Now I am wondering why is it that no one is talking about it. Bush and co. took a whole lot of heat for saying there was yellowcake, They were all flat out called liars and worse. Books were written about the yellowcake "lies". Where are the apoligies? Why is the news not talking about this. Why is there no links on this house of politics site.

    Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame should go to prison! and all of the people who called Bush and his admin. liars should say they are sorry, perhaps write Mr. Bush a letter saying they are very sorry for spreading lies.
     
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    Well, I think part of why this is not the "smoking gun" was because this yellowcake was already known about by the IAEA and the inspectors. It was kept under a seal, but it begs the question why would they allow this to remain there?

    Also, the stuff had been diluted in Russia to make it less potent.

    This was the context that Ambassador Wilson was sent to Niger. I do not think there was anyone trying to "fix" intelligence or anything like that.
     
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