Saturday, July 10, 2004

I don't understand


U.S. Removes Two Tons of Uranium From Iraq



In a secret operation, the United States last month removed from Iraq nearly two tons of uranium (search) and hundreds of highly radioactive items that could have been used in a so-called dirty bomb (search), the Energy Department disclosed Tuesday.

The nuclear material was secured from Iraq's former nuclear research facility and airlifted out of the country to an undisclosed Energy Department laboratory for further analysis, the department said in a statement.


Report: CIA Gave False Info on Iraq


The key U.S. assertions leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq - that Saddam Hussein had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make nuclear weapons - were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA analyses, a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report asserted Friday.


and was working to make nuclear weapons - were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA analyses,

Where did the two tons of Uranium from Iraq come from then?

cube

3 comments:

Stephen said...

Funny how some news hits the front page, and other news is on Page C23.

Rob said...

I think they said the uranium came from X-Ray machines, coffee makers, that sort of thing.

Cubicle said...

I am going to assume you are kidding rob, for this part.
Funny.


And for this part i am going to assume you are not kidding.

Radium is used in X-ray machines not uranium, and is more of a dirty bomb threat than plain uranium or uranium ore. Though uranium can be enriched to form the base material of nuclear weapons (enriched uranium). From what i can tell Enriched Uranium is more of a dirty bomb threat than either Radium or uranium, not to mention capable of substaining atomic chain reactions (called a nuclear explosion).