Republicans: Making Someone Safer. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe...

As this NYTimes' story indicates, just whom that may be is lot less clear than the G.O.P. would have us believe.

U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer
Published: November 3, 2006

Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein.

But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents that weapons experts say are a danger themselves: 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.

Last night, the government shut down the Web site after The New York Times asked about complaints from weapons experts and arms-control officials. A spokesman for the director of national intelligence said access to the site had been suspended “pending a review to ensure its content is appropriate for public viewing.”

[Read the rest of the article...]

I'm gonna let this one play out a little, don't ya know. At first glance, this is just too much easy fodder for the all the conspiracy hounds...



Found this one via The Huffington Post's Daily Brief emailing.


  1. Wonder if Bu$hCo could get tagged for leaking sensitive information. Depending on the stuff it that could be a felony! Awwwwww...the term "schadenfreude" comes to mind. ;-)

  2. Well, el Verde, I'd say is utterly appropriate for that particular possibility.

    An' I ain't generally one to cro-- err, gloat. 'Twould just be nice to see the suckers get such just deserts for the fare they've been serving.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts