July 8, 2008
Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction and no nuclear program. The war was based on a lie. How many times have you heard those lines repeated by critics of the Bush administration? Listen to this:
At Iraq’s request, the American military has transferred hundreds of metric tons of yellowcake uranium from Iraq to Canada in a secret operation over many weeks. This was confirmed yesterday by a Pentagon spokesman.
The 500 metric tons of uranium, which was sold to a Canadian company, was moved by truck to Baghdad’s green zone, then flown by military aircraft to a third country where it was put on a ship for Canada.
The yellowcake was discovered just south of Baghdad by American soldiers after the 2003 invasion and placed under control of the international atomic energy agency.
Why haven’t we heard anything about this? The media have not reported it, but continue the fiction that there were no WMDs or nuclear materials. Will the administration promote the truth? If they don’t, they are missing a great opportunity.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.