Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bush gave the facts; journalists are hacks

Larry Elder says George W. Bush is owed an apology by those who claimed he lied when he uttered the now famous 16 words: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." This was never a lie to begin with, of course. The British, to this day, stand by that report. But it turns out there is hard evidence to corroborate the claim.
In 2008, our military shipped out of Iraq -- on 37 flights in 3,500 barrels -- what even The Associated Press called "the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program": 550 metric tons of the supposedly nonexistent yellowcake. The New York Sun editorialized: "The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. ... To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam ... would have been too big a risk."

Now the mainscream media no longer deem yellowcake -- the WMD Bush supposedly lied about -- a WMD.
Funny how "Bush Lied" made headlines for years, but the evidence of the actual nuclear material in question didn't seem to get much attention. I certainly didn't read about it anywhere. Did you?

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