Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Have Your Yellowcake and Eat It Too"

Got this in an email last night. It's very interesting.

Original story by Christopher Merola
Friday, July 11, 2008

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
blogosphere Now that it is proven that President Bush did not lie about
Saddam's nuclear ambitions, one would think the mainstream media would
report the story? Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media
should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide.

This 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 Mayaki's remarks and reported to the CIA that
there was no evidence of Hussein wanting to purchase yellowcake from

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 Bush.

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

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
blogosphere 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 every chance we get.

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


catscratch said...

Yah, well, it's no kidding that THEY feed us shit and keep us in the dark.

Sarge Charlie said...

Well said my friend. History will judge George W. Bush and I think it will find him to be on the list of great presidents. Bush lied, excuse me while i barf.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Cat - Yep, it's the nature of the beast. Never trust any of them.

Sarge - Very true my man. History will judge, long after all the politics fades away. I've seen it myself. You should have heard all my old New Left profs talk about Truman and LBJ. They were all Kennedy folks. A lot of what they put out in the early 80s as fact has since been proven to be crap. I love settin' the stuff strait in my job today. LOVE IT!

Callie Ann said...