Sunday, July 06, 2008

There goes trouble

Regards the AP story about Saddam's yellowcake being spirited out of the region (sold to an energy company in Canada) the writer just couldn't resist dropping the Plame card, twice:
A CIA officer, Valerie Plame, [etc, etc]
History should record that Wilson's method of shopping himself to the press, while secretly working for the Kerry campaign (unbeknowst to viewers), along with the mysterious manner in which he was dispatched to Africa, were just as much to blame for the White House pushback than his column. But narratives are hard to change.

The AP goes on to state that no additional uranium was found beyond 1991 levels, which is supposed to shine a light of truth on the Wilson assertion. Yet with everything we know about Iraq it's flat amazing to think anyone would be stupid enough to think Saddam, after going to the trouble of illegally acquiring yellowcake, would then store it at Tuwaitha where the UN had the stockpiles measured and under seal. He was a lot of things, but he wasn't an idiot.

But he's dead now and his uranium is sitting in Canada. And that's a good thing based on what our government had been telling us for years about just how dangerous that capability was in his hands. Now, if the place falls to hell at least we can comfort ourselves with the knowledge that his pile is gone, taken out NOT by IAEA inspectors or UN resolutions, but by US forces acting unilaterally.

MORE 7/6/08

I'm reminded that today is the five year anniversary of Wilson's op-ed, the true beginning of the "Bush lied, people died" narrative. So happy anniversary.

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