Oddly, just as the foreign minister was announcing Iran's intention to sell enriched uranium to interested parties ? thereby spitting in the eye of the French, German, and English diplomats who sang love songs to themselves just a few short months ago, proclaiming they had negotiated an end to the Iranian nuclear program ? two smugglers were arrested in Iraq, near Mosul, with what an Iraqi general described as a barrel of uranium.
Here is what General Hikmat Mahmoud Mohammed had to say about the event: "This material is in the category of weapons of mass destruction, which is why the investigation is secret. The two suspects were transferred to American forces, who are in charge of the inquiry."
Thursday, February 19, 2004
NOTING THIS HERE...IN CASE THIS BECOMES A STORY LATER