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9 years 23 weeks ago, 7:31 PM


DEMO's picture

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Oct 2008
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HI all- this was released about the Iraqi nuclear program. No weapons of mass destruction? No uranium? Someone is missing a story......why did not the news cover this during the election?

Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq
Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts arrives in Canada

updated 6:57 p.m. ET, Sat., July. 5, 2008
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. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

What's now left is the final and complicated push to clean up the remaining radioactive debris at the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex about 12 miles south of Baghdad — using teams that include Iraqi experts recently trained in the Chernobyl fallout zone in Ukraine

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9 years 23 weeks ago, 11:25 PM


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Because, the democates run the news. The news wanted Obama in and they made it they goal to bad mouth the war and Bush for everthing it is worth. If the news believed as much as they do about the 1st Amendment we would have had the 2nd Amendment with guns in everybody hand's that can legally own them 15 years ago.

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9 years 23 weeks ago, 1:05 PM


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Although I agree with fordvg, I must push you, Demo, over to the AP website so you may read the entire article. Furthermore, as samD pointed out, snopes has no checks or balances, but you can read about their research as well.

Maybe this will help. When I received an email basically stating what you pposted, I started doing some resaerch and asking some people that were smarter than me about this. They brought up good points and most of those bulletins matched with what both of the references above stated.


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