remember, kiddies, iraq had no wmds 11.11.2005

US reveals Iraq nuclear operation:
The US has revealed that it removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq in a secret operation last month.
"This operation was a major achievement," said US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham in a statement.

He said it would keep "potentially dangerous nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists".

Along with 1.77 tons of enriched uranium, about 1,000 "highly radioactive sources" were also removed.
Bryan Wilkes said much of the material was "in powdered form, which is easily dispersed".

One of the problems with this particular sort of funny war is that operational security must necessarily at times trump political considerations. The Bush Administration could have made a very big deal out of this, but they didn't--because had there been (say) live pictures of this material as it was being removed, it would have given the terrorists in Iraq the idea of attacking the military as they removed the material--and we'd be dealing with a dirty bomb sometime in the near future.

posted by William Woody at 9:38 AM

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