Letters to the Editor

Yellowcake uranium

In 2007, the United States government shipped 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium from a 25,000-acre nuclear facility inside of Iraq. Bought by a company called Cameco Corp., it was transported overland to Baghdad, loaded onto 37 military flights and flown to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Finishing the (for security reasons) circuitous journey, from there it was taken by a U.S. flagged ship on an 8,500 mile journey, ending in Montreal, Canada, to be used in their nuclear energy program.

Fast forward to 2015: The lame stream news media’s newest attack du jour on Republican presidential candidates poses the question, “knowing what you know now, would you have done the same as George Bush and invaded Iraq?” All the while knowing that the invasion was approved by Congress and, their new messiah, Queen Hillary, was adamantly supportive of it.

So, all of you proselytes, riddle me this: If George Bush lied and people died, and if Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction, then what was he going to do with all of that innocuous yellowcake material? Anticipating that the Girl Scouts of America would move their cookie manufacturing facility to Baghdad? No wait, I’ll bet he was going to bake the world’s largest (wait for it) yellow cake.

Roddy D. Riggs

Highland

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