"A provision tucked into the 1,724-page energy bill... would ease export restrictions on bomb-grade uranium... The Burr Amendment - named for its sponsor, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) - would reverse a 13-year-old U.S. policy banning exports of weapons-grade uranium unless the recipients agree to start converting their reactors to use less-dangerous uranium. The Senate rejected the measure last month after critics in both parties warned that it would accelerate the worldwide proliferation of nuclear materials, but a House-Senate conference committee agreed this week to include it in the final bill."Let's see... if we sell weapons-grade nuclear material to countries against whom we wish to wage war in the future, we can claim we are going to war against them because they have weapons-grade nuclear material. It worked in Iraq, right? We supplied Saddam Hussein with weapons, then declared war against him because he had weapons. Saddam'd if you do, Saddam'd if you don't!
Monday, August 1, 2005
Please Tell Me Again How the Neocons Make the World Safer?
Uranium Provision to Alter U.S. Policy