The Web site, “Operation Iraqi Freedom Document Portal,” was a constantly expanding portrait of prewar Iraq. Its many thousands of documents included everything from a collection of religious and nationalistic poetry to instructions for the repair of parachutes to handwritten notes from Mr. Hussein’s intelligence service. It became a popular quarry for a legion of bloggers, translators and amateur historians including Hinderaker to use in trying to show evidence of WMDs.
But in fact the website has now literally handed classified nuclear-bomb-making research to countries like North Korea and Iran or anyone else who surfs the net!
Here are the real unclassified documented facts, as reported in the Key Findings of the Duelfer Report regarding Iraq's nuclear program:
- “Saddam Husayn ended the nuclear program in 1991 following the Gulf war. ISG found no evidence to suggest concerted efforts to restart the program.”
- “Although Saddam clearly assigned a high value to the nuclear progress and talent that had been developed up to the 1991 war, the program ended and the intellectual capital decayed in the succeeding years.”
- “The former Regime had no formal written strategy or plan for the revival of WMD after sanctions.”
SOP - When caught instead of the usual 'blame Clinton', in a new twist, the Bu$hCo blamed those that asked them to be removed from the site. Moreover, U.S. officials were warned last week by the International Atomic Energy Association that the information available “could help states like Iran develop nuclear arms.” The web site wasn’t removed until last night, after the Times began its inquiry.
Let's step back in time to this comment from Hinderaker:
As far as I can tell the Left doesn't care about terrorism, doesn't care about the Islamofascists, doesn't care about hundreds of thousands of people being murdered. All they care about is their own power. [...] The whole mainstream of the Democratic Party, I would say, is engaged in an effort that really is a betrayal of America.
Harsh words from someone who helped spin nuclear secrets out on a public website, don't ya think? I think this falls more under 'betrayal of America' than voting Democratic. What do you think?
So do you feel safer yet? No? then stop listening to the spin and vote these clowns out...you have until this Tuesday!