Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Very Well, Give Him (Yellow) Cake...

I noticed KLKK's comment over in the Grotto about the yellowcake leaving Iraq for Canada:
"37 frikking' flights of yellowcake, and there's nothing on CNN or other MSM about it????"
So, I looked it up in Google news and he's absolutely right --nothing but blogs and one article on AFP (Agence France-Presse)

"The 550 metric tons of uranium, which was sold to a Canadian company, was moved by truck convoy to Baghdad's "Green Zone," then flown by military aircraft to a third country where it was put on a ship for Canada, said Bryan Whitman, the spokesman.

"The operation was completed over the weekend, on Saturday," Whitman said.

The yellow cake was discovered by US troops after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq at the Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Facility south of Baghdad, and was placed under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Yellowcake is a form of processed uranium ore that can be used to make fuel for nuclear reactors, or if further enriched as fuel for nuclear weapons." (source)

Given all the "Bush Lied, People Died" and "No WMD" chants and I to assume this is a benign substance or that the amount is of no real consequence?

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