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Friday, April 16, 2004

Department of Incompetence. You'd think that in all of the post-war planning for Iraq (oh, wait, there was none because we were going to be greeted as liberators, and the reconstruction was going to pay for itself...oops) that someone would have said, "Hey, you know, once we're done securing the oilfields for Halliburton, we really should drop by Iraq's nuclear facilities in order to make sure that evildoers don't try and take radioactive materials for manufacturing a dirty bomb. Especially since Cheney has been all over the place saying that Iraq has reconstituted their nuclear weapons program, and even though Cheney is full of crap, we should at least do it for appearances if nothing else."
    The United States has virtually cut off information-sharing with the IAEA since invading Iraq in March 2003 on the premise that the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction.
    No such weapons have been found, and arms control officials now worry the war and its chaotic aftermath may have increased chances that terrorists could get their hands on materials used for unconventional weapons or that civilians may be unknowingly exposed to radioactive materials.
    According to ElBaradei's letter, satellite imagery shows "extensive removal of equipment and in some instances, removal of entire buildings," in Iraq.
Removal of entire buildings??? And this boondoggle in Iraq is supposed to make me feel safer how? (And what's up with ElBaradei's head? Someone hit him with a frying pan? Or is that an odd placement for a nicotine patch?)

Another sign of just how bad things are in Iraq right now---apparently, Bushco is asking for Syria's help to help stabilize Iraq. Syria? Really? But wait a minute, isn't that the same country that a year and two days ago we were telling to stay the hell away from Iraq before we decide to bomb them while we're at it?
Seriously. What a group of incompetents.

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