Report: Nuke component found in a backyard in Baghdad

From CNN

Here's the funny part:

U.S. officials emphasized this was not evidence Iraq had a nuclear weapon -- but it was evidence the Iraqis concealed plans to reconstitute their nuclear program as soon as the world was no longer looking.

Hello? Why would you be trying to downplay this? This could easily be portrayed as the smoking gun, and yet it's just a CNN exclusive and not being heralded around the world.

Then again, the age of the centrifuge (pre-1991) could make this a little fuzzy for a TSG, but this might be a rather big find. Still no proof of there being any stockpiles of nukes or other WMDs existing in Iraq, though.

CNN reported on TV that the guy who told them about it said that others are waiting to see how he is treated. This could be just the tip of the info we get.

It should also be proof of the ""imminent threat"" of the Iraqi WMD program. Being scattered in dozens of pieces and buried under dozens of backyards is very clear and immediate danger to the US.

"Rat Boy" wrote:

It should also be proof of the ""imminent threat"" of the Iraqi WMD program. Being scattered in dozens of pieces and buried under dozens of backyards is very clear and immediate danger to the US.

My fellow Americans. As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

Don''t blame me, I voted for Kodos.

They just said on Foxnews that the scientist claims it was buried in 1991.

What just cracked my ass up though was they found some bags of the castor bean marked ""fertilizer"". Then they said this was a significant find because they can be used to make a certain type of poison. Then the next senstence the reporter said ""to be fair, the bean has several uses, blah blah blah, can be made into fertilizer"". I mean really!

If fertilizer can be categorized as a WMDs, I know a bunch of corporate farms that''ll be getting bombed by the Air Force (in a just world, mind ye).

I know a bunch of movie studios that should be bombed, if that were the case. Specifically whoever is making Legally Blonde 2.

And on top of the above article comes this article. No wonder the Defense Department hates the State Department these days.

"Pyroman[FO" wrote:

""]What just cracked my ass up though was they found some bags of the castor bean marked ""fertilizer"". Then they said this was a significant find because they can be used to make a certain type of poison. Then the next senstence the reporter said ""to be fair, the bean has several uses, blah blah blah, can be made into fertilizer"". I mean really!

The poison in question is ricin, a particularly nasty one since there is no antidote.

I don''t necessarily disagree with you, Pyro. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. But if I found a lot of ammonium nitrate in the hands of an anti-government group, I''d be awfully suspicious.