Sunday, July 06, 2008

Saddam's Bakery

No nuclear bomb program here!

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.

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.

Just as if Saddam had several tons of flour, and claimed that he didn't plan on opening a bakery.

Of course in Saddam's case, he DID claim that he....

Ah, nevermind. The Moonbats will claim the yellowcake was there for decoration.

HT: Lott

5 comments:

Prosqtor said...

I thought "yellowcake" was the stuff you put strawberries and whipped cream on. Hmmm....that's what CNN told me today. ;)

I love how this operation, which would have led to media attention if done publicly (but also Al Qaeda's attention), involved the highest bidder receiving the uranium. The free market works even here. :)

Dad29 said...

Yah. And the fact that it was there since 1991 is irrelevant, too. The stuff doesn't deteriorate.

Jay Bullock said...

It had sat around since 1982. Not even Rummy could get Saddam to develop it to weapons grade* when he was our ally. How was he going to do anything with it in 2002?

* Your bakery analogy would work better if you called this wheat, instead of flour. And mentioned that the wheat was in a closely monitored warehouse for which the prospective baker did not have the key. That would be a more honest analogy, anyway.

BigT said...

What would satisfy the left? Wait until there's a mushroom cloud over say, New York? Then and only then would we be justified to stop a megalomaniac who violated the UN and his treaty with the USA?

Amy said...

bigt: Don't kid yourself. Any terrorist attack is always our fault, and due to the Bush administration's foreign policy.

No fear, though. No doubt Barack "Uniter" Obama will simply raise the white flag and we'll all find the peace that comes through submission under shari'a law...