Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ousting Saddam was the right thing to do

There are said to be some 120 million pages of Saddam era Iraqi documents. Only one percent of them have been translated. Some of these documents have been put online, and the NYT’s reported on Nov. 3 that some of those documents could aid our enemies in developing WMD’s.

The NYT’s reported that some of the documents posted “are a danger themselves” because they provide “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.

“Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.”

Perhaps the NYT’s thought the story would put the Bushies in a bad light, but this story actually vindicates the removal of Saddam and his henchmen. Were it not for Saddam’s ouster, Iraq might be a nuclear power today.

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