Many have thought Pres. Bush knew much more than many others believed possible. This info should have been widespread after the yellowcake was transported to Canada. Not from a Bush-hating Press however.
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.
See anything wrong with this picture?
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.
This is vindication for the Bush administration, having been attacked
mercilessly by the liberal media and the far-left pundits on the
blogo-sphere. Now that it is proven that President Bush did not lie about
Saddam’s nuclear ambitions, one would think that the mainstream media would
report the true story. Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media
should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide.
That 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? As it turns out, the people who
lied were Joe Wilson and his wife.
Valerie Plame engaged in a clear case of nepotism and convinced the CIA
to send her husband on a fact finding mission in February 2002, seeking to
determine if Saddam Hussein attempted to buy yellowcake from Niger . The CIA
and British intelligence believed Saddam contacted Niger for that purpose
but needed proof.
During his trip to Niger , Wilson actually interviewed the former prime
minister of Niger , Ibrahim Assane Mayaki. Mayaki told Wilson that in June
of 1999, an Iraqi delegation expressed interest in “expanding commercial
relations” for the purposes of purchasing yellowcake.
Wilson chose to overlook Mahaki’s remarks and reported to the CIA that
there was no evidence of Hussein wanting to purchase yellow cake from Niger .
However, with British intelligence insisting the claim was true,
President Bush used that same claim in his State of the Union address in
January of 2003. Outraged by Bush’s insistence that the claim was true,
Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in the summer of 2003 slamming
Wilson did this in spite of the fact that Mayaki said Saddam did try to
buy the yellowcake from Niger . The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
disagreed with Wilson and supported Mayaki’s claim. This meant nothing to
Wilson who was opposed to the Iraq war and thus had ulterior motives in
covering up the prime minister’s statements.
It was a simple tactic, really. If the far-left and their friends in the
media could prove Bush lied about Hussein wanting to purchase yellowcake
from Niger , it would undermine President Bush’s credibility and give them
more cause for asking what other lies he may have told.
Yet the real lie came from Wilson, who interpreted his own meaning from
the prime minister’s statements and concluded all by himself that the claim
of Saddam attempting to purchase yellowcake was “unequivocally wrong.”
Curiously the CIA sat on this information and did not inform the CIA
Director, who sided with Bush on the yellowcake claim. This was made public
in a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report in July 2004.
Valerie Plame also engaged in her own lie campaign by spreading the
notion that the Bush Administration outed her as a CIA agent. Never mind
that it was Richard Armitage – no friend of the Bush administration – who
leaked Plame’s identity to the press. Never mind that Plame had not been in
the field as a CIA agent in some six years.
The truth is, due to their opposition to the war, Joe Wilson, Valerie
Plame, the mainstream media, and their left-wing friends on the blogo-sphere
engaged in a propaganda campaign to undermine the Bush administration. Now
that Saddam’s uranium has been made public and is no longer a threat to the
world, do you think these aforementioned parties will apologize and admit
they were wrong?
Don’t count on it.
The rest of the American people should hear the truth about Saddam’s
uranium. It is up to you and me to inform them.
As far as the anti-war crowd is concerned, the next time they say that
Bush lied, we should tell them to “have the yellowcake and eat it too.”
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