Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Disconfirmations Disconfirmed

Saddam did indeed have a nuclear program. The AP says so.

...today, on July 6, 2008, the Associated Press reports that

=Saddam Hussein had a nuclear program
=At the Tuwaitha nuclear complex just south of Baghdad
=Which included 550 metric tons (over 1.2 million pounds) of "yellowcake", or concentrated uranium
=And multiple devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon.

The AP does not say alleged nuclear program. It does not add "according to military experts." It simply says "Saddam Hussein's nuclear program."

Saddam had not moved forward with his program since the end of the First Gulf War. But he still had the materials and the scientists, and he intended to get going with it again, according to documents obtained after the invasion.

How many nuclear warheads can one make with 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium, the amount Saddam already had? The answer is 147.