Wednesday, January 18, 2006
2002 Memo doubted Niger Yellowcake Sale Claim
NYTimes: "A high-level intelligence assessment by the Bush admin concluded in early 2002 that the sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq was "unlikely" because of a host of economic, diplomatic and logistical obstacles, according to a secret memo that was recently declassified by the State Dept. Among other problems that made such a sale improbable, the assessment by the State Dept's intelligence analysts concluded, was that it would have required Niger to send "25 hard-to-conceal 10-ton tractor-trailers" filled with uranium across 1,000 miles and at least one internatl border. Despite the analysts' doubts which were registered nearly a yr before Bush, gave what became known as the infamous "16 words" in his 2003 State of the Union address, claiming that Saddam had sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Oops... guess this just adds to the looong list of facts that prove that all of BushCo's pre-war claims were completely fabricated and just more Neo-Convict fantasies.