Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Let Them Eat Yellowcake

Over at ePluribus, txj sheds light on the true fallacy behind the Niger yellowcake issue:
What has been utterly misunderstood, misrepresented, and lost amid the babble of speculation and intrigue, is that Iraq didn't need yellowcake. They'd had a million pounds of it sitting around "in country" for over a decade, but with no viable means whatsoever of making it into nuclear weapons.

It is all about the cover-up.

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Q: How could so many supposedly smart people have made that many "honest mistakes" about the Iraq WMD intelligence?

A: They couldn't have. Not in a million years.

6 comments:

  1. So, what's your take on the forgeries from Italy?

    Clumsy attempt by over-eager underling to... what? Impress their evil master? Or, as Billmon speculates, someone on the inside trying to derail the nefarious process of disinformation?

    Whatever the details, I believe Cheney's in it up to his eyeballs.

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  2. My take? Well...

    I believe Cheney's in it up to his hairline. Heard enough from old CIA guys to confirm the theory that he bullied the intel to fit the policy.

    Question is, whose side were the ex-CIA guys who supposedly forged the documents on? Cheney's, or the CIA old hands who hated him?

    The yellowcake forgery guys were also supposedly hairlilne deep in Iran/Contra. So that could play either way. They may have been "ex" CIA guys because of Iran contra, and sided with Cheney to get back at their old outfit. Cheney was, after all, a big player in the Reagan admin.

    But it could work the other way. They may have been hung out to dry by Cheney and etcetera as sacrificial lambs, and were conspiring with the agency's "core" to get back at him.

    I tend toward the latter theory, but who knows?

    Jeff

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  3. Jeff, if you get the chance, can you take a peak at this post I wrote tonight? I'm curious to hear what you think.

    My political insight tends toward the shallow, but Karen looked it over and thought it was okay ;o)

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  4. Doug,

    Did you get the comment I left at your site?

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  5. "Q: How could so many supposedly smart people have made that many "honest mistakes" about the Iraq WMD intelligence?

    A: They couldn't have. Not in a million years."

    Hilarious! And very, very troubling

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  6. Real troubling. Especially considering how many Americans still believe they either a) did make that many honest mistakes or b) didn't make any mistakes at all.

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