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Monday, July 07, 2008

A New Bakery?

This news article is obviously talking about a new bakery in Baghdad, right? I mean, what else could "yellowcake" mean?
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.
Ooohhhh... uranium...  that stuff Saddam Hussein was trying to buy from Niger (maybe). That stuff that we weren't sure he had but were sure that, if he did, it would be bad. THAT uranium. And now they've moved 500 metric tons (1,212, 530 pounds) of it out of the country. Where did it come from? 
No, I'm not saying they bought it from Niger. I'm saying that maybe, just maybe, Hussein and his band of merry monsters were just as bad as President Bush and the most of the rest of the world actually thought he was. Just a thought...

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