The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Truth Hurts: Bush Probably Saved Western Civilization

... At least it is germane to say that he saved it up to this point. This via Don Surber (emphasis mine):

AP: President Bush was right about Saddam Hussein’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry.

Likely to drop on Israel.

A whole lotta people have e-mailed me about this today and has posted links to the story and two others.

From Brian Murphy of the AP:

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program - a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium - reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of “yellowcake” - the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment - was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

Did somebody say "yellowcake"??? Back to Surber's dripping-with-honey words:

Joe Wilson is a liar who should be investigated for contempt of Congress charges regarding knowingly giving false testimony.

There is a happy ending. This stuff is not in the hands of terrorists, thanks to President Bush’s actions for which he has been hammered by the left for 5+ years. Reported AP:

The Iraqi government sold the yellowcake to a Canadian uranium producer, Cameco Corp., in a transaction the official described as worth “tens of millions of dollars.” A Cameco spokesman, Lyle Krahn, declined to discuss the price, but said the yellowcake will be processed at facilities in Ontario for use in energy-producing reactors.

Maybe we can buy some of that electricity since Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid refuses to allow his precious Yucca Mountain to be used to store spent nuclear rods.


There is a reason Bush has not fought back against critics: National security. There are secrets a president cannot divulge in his lifetime. History vindicates the Harry Trumans — and punishes the Bill Clintons. Never equate popularity with quality.

But wait, Surber has more!

The second story, Iraqis are purging their country of al-Qaida.

This fairy tale about no al-Qaida in Iraq is almost as bad as the fairy tale about a civil war in Iraq.

Here is the Times of London story Surber is talking about:

American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.

After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.

A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.

Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.


American and Iraqi leaders believe that while it would be premature to write off Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni group has lost control of its last urban base in Mosul and its remnants have been largely driven into the countryside to the south.

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister, who has also led a crackdown on the Shi’ite Mahdi Army in Basra and Baghdad in recent months, claimed yesterday that his government had “defeated” terrorism.

“They were intending to besiege Baghdad and control it,” Maliki said. “But thanks to the will of the tribes, security forces, army and all Iraqis, we defeated them.”


Major-General Mark Hertling, American commander in the north, said: “I think we’re at the irreversible point.”

Suck it up, Peaceniks and Democrats. America got the job done, thanks to a steadfast President, support of the surge (including that of John McCain--and opposed by Obama), and the finest military on Earth.

And yes, Iraq had yellocake uranium, which a terror group (or the Baathists, had we let them) could have turned into a weapon.

DiscerningTexan, 7/06/2008 07:36:00 PM |