< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Interesting

Thursday, November 02, 2006


The more you read, the less you know.
Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein.
Ah... how I love those patriotic Congressional Republicans, always putting the country ahead of party.
But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents that weapons experts say are a danger themselves: detailed accounts of Iraq’s secret nuclear research before the 1991 Persian Gulf war. The documents, the experts say, constitute a basic guide to building an atom bomb.
Well, I mean, always putting the safety of the troops first and foremost...
The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs.
Oh. Well. Um. Yeah, so about that Kerry joke ... and wasn't Michael J. Fox totally acting?

The only thing missing is a quote about Cheney's "zero percent" doctrine.