Thursday, November 2

Want To Build An A-Bomb?

Well thanks to Congressional Republicans you can. In a rush to get the documents found in Iraq out there so they could "prove" their case for war, they wound up publishing a how-to guide on building atomic bombs. The government shut the site down today, but it wasn't until the NY Times asked about the complaints from weapons experts and arms-control officials.

Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency, fearing that the information could help states like Iran develop nuclear arms, had privately protested last week to the American ambassador to the agency, according to European diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity. One diplomat said the agency’s technical experts “were shocked” at the public disclosures.

The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is the group leading the war in Iraq and the war on terror. Feeling good?