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Friday, November 03, 2006

Nuclear Nonsense

And this guy calls himself anti-idiotarian?

It's common knowledge that in 1991, Iraq had the potential to develop nuclear weapons within a year. It's not certain he would have managed if coalition forces hadn't invaded Kuwait, but it's possible. The Gulf War put and end to that plan though, and the subsequent arms embargo ensured he couldn't revive the program. (See Iraq Survey Group report)

Yet by some fantastic twist of logic, Charles Johnson manages not only to misread, but to misinterpret a NYTimes article and earnestly ask: "Is the New York Times actually conceding that Saddam was just a year away from having a nuclear weapon in 2002?"

Hey Charles, why don't you stick to the Beano instead?

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