Sonic Puke
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7/21/2004

Nukes found in Iraq?

Via Instapundit...

Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday.

The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
"The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said.
They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in the trenches lying under six meters of concrete and designed in a way to unable sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation.

The report could not be authenticated by the interior ministry or the national security department, but the paper noted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari made a surprise request recently to Mohammed el-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to resume inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
I guess I'll wait for more confirmation but quite interesting if true, this would CERTAINLY be the final nail in the coffin of the "Bush lied" meme...


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Update Via Little Green Footballs...
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq’s Interior Ministry dismissed as “stupid” a report in a local newspaper Wednesday that said three nuclear missiles had been found near Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.
A senior U.S. military official told reporters he had no information on the report in the Iraqi newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report.

Asked by Reuters about the report, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry said: “It’s stupid.”
The report, picked up the United Press International news agency, sent the U.S. dollar higher against other major currencies on the foreign exchanges.