Have ya ever tasted yellow cake? You know, that nondescript cake mix in your supermarket … not exactly the favorite of all but some like it. I, however, speak of a different variety. The one I like most is the one Saddam likes as well.
That wonderful cake mix that WMDs are made from.
As I was reading the Senate Intelligence Committee Phase II Report, I came upon this teensy-weensy little paragraph offered up by our august body:
PHASE II REPORT — PDF pg 16, printed pg 13
“(U) On October 6, 2002, the CIA sent a fax to the White House providing information on why the DCI had advised that a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Africa be removed from a speech the President intended to deliver in Cincinnati. CIA offered three points: “(1) The evidence is weak. One of the two mines cited by the source as the location of the uranium oxide is flooded. The other mine cited by the source is under the control of the French authorities. (2) The procurement is not particularly significant to Iraq’s nuclear ambitions because the Iraqis already have a large stock of uranium oxide in their inventory. And (3) we have shared points one and two with Congress, telling them that the Africa story is overblown and telling them this is one of the two issues where we differed with the British.”
OK, one mine is flooded, fine, maybe that’s true, maybe it’s not. And, glaringly obvious above is the fact that Saddam and the Iraqi’s “already have a large stock of uranium oxide in their inventory”. Hello!!!
But am I to believe that the FRENCH are pure as the wind driven snow?! C’mon people, how can we listen to the likes of the “Gang of 14″ (you’d see in my previous post that Snowe and Hagle are more RINOs than Republicans - or just intelligence IDIOTS!) and these wanna-be intelligence officers? Sheesh! Even in Senator Snowe’s release regarding this Phase II Report, she says the committee unanimously voted to release this report.
ARRRGH! And she released this on the fifth anniversary of September 11th!
But, alas, she is wrong - there was one that refused to release the report - the Honorable Senator Trent Lott, (R) Mississippi, was the lone wolf against this travesty of grandstanding and nihilism! (i love that last word - i’m gonna keep using it anywhere i can!) The proof is in the vote tally; she should pay attention next time before she uses a word, like, unanimously.
I’ve posted before, and this is only one look into the fistula that is the GWOT (Global War on Terror), how Iraq was pushing very hard to work closely with France. In this FMSO doc, it is blatant and clear just what was a-foot (take a step with me, here - pun intended):
Tariq Aziz to Saddam on France
TARIQ ‘AZIZ: After the General Assembly, when meeting with the French Prime Minister in private, I asked him, “how is your relation with Guinea Bissau?” He replied, “very good”. Thereafter, I told him, “I would like you to take care of that … that is to say, for them to take our side. Therefore, he promises to do just that. We are expecting the atmosphere in the Security Council to change relatively from last year, to our advantage, especially if we achieve greater progress with Ekeus’s file. The French, was reserved [firm] in regards to Ekeus or to the issue of Resolution 986, that is to say, he has a firm attitude. He told me, “when you go to Paris you can discuss the issues”. Thereafter, when I arrived in Paris, two days before the official meeting, I observed through my discussion with their Ambassador and [UNINTELLIGIBLE] which they are our close friends from the French Foreign Ministry, that the atmosphere in France is firm, that is to say, it is firm with us … I told my friend, which is the person who we communicate through, to setup a secret meeting with Jacques Chirac, so we finish … [INTERRUPTED] … They said that it could be difficult. I told them to talk to him and see, at any rate, if he could not see me, let us talk on the phone … By God, the next day he contacted me and said, I am coming to see you right now, ahhh … meaning, I am on my way right now. He brought a phone with him when he came. However, Sir, this happened because of the stipulations on us to …
TARIQ ‘AZIZ: … [INTERRUPTED] Your Excellency, I must tell you this to complete the picture, he brought the phone with him and I talked with the President [Jacques Chirac] At the beginning, he started by saying, I want to help you. You are … [INTERRUPTED] Truthfully, I told him in so many words ahhh … what these issues require and what we are now asking. I also told him that we have not met for eleven months; we need to meet so we can provide you with information about Ekeus. He [Ekeus] will not present his report unless you apply pressure against the American pressure, which is the past Italian pressure. I explained other points to him and honestly, without hesitation, he said, “I will give instructions to the Foreign Ministry now to be completely open with you and to exchange and analyze the information, we will help you. We will call to give instructions to our Ambassador in New York to work in complete coordination with you in regards to this specific issue”. When I met with the Prime Minister on the evening of the next day, after my meeting with the Foreign Minister, during the private interview, he said, … I said, I ahhh … I mean, this issue was … I mean, when I met with the Foreign Minister, he was excited, I mean, not bad … [Laughing] … Foreign Minister? This is what we need from you, to pressure Ekeus, scrutinize him, and ask him when he will be finished and to tell him that this is what Iraq has provided, also for your Ambassador in New York to do whatever he is able to do. He told me yes, especially at the time when the Foreign Relations are warm, and the leadership is cold. Now it is the opposite, the situation has been reversed, the leadership is warm, and the Foreign Relations are cold, however, he told me that this has been solved. Chirac met with me today and told me to take the procedures and tell the Minister and the Ambassador and assure them that this issue has been solved. Therefore, the man was sure of his promise over the phone and put the Prime Minister in charge of giving the instructions. The Foreign Minister was friendly and serious at the meeting. We know the Minister, we met him before, however, we reached a level of understanding and he followed the instructions. I mean, at the end, when I was leaving, he assured me of his support, encouraged me, and said, if you are able, even by phone, call me and inform me if anything should happen. I mean, he encourages quick communications. Therefore, if they did not have the will for teamwork and cooperation, I believe, after my visit to Paris, the French position has been restored.
Again, are we all to believe that France is not a part in all this? Did you also take the time to follow the Oil for Food mess?
C’mon, we didn’t create that stupid “Freedom Fries” term for nothing!
These RINOs are killing this country, and the Liberals are shoving them in the back, right off the cliff! Are you gonna wake up and tell them they are on the wrong planet? ‘Cause, we’re all pretty much alone out here, folks - Senate Republicans left a loooooong time ago.TAGS: Fix4RSO, Milblog, Military, GWOT, WMD, France, Yellow+Cake