GOP Lawmakers Rushed Nuclear Weapon Plans Onto Net to Suggest Hussein Supposed Stockpile of WMD

but all they actually did was give anyone who wanted details on how to build your own nuclear bomb at home (I'm not sure whether a microwave is required). This from Keith Olbermann and other sources.

The House's Rep. Hoekstra and Senate Pat Roberts - both GOP chairman of intelligence - knew that this information was risky to put up but, in association with the Bush White House, felt it was just more important to try to prove the lie long ago discovered: Saddam had no WMD and was not going to get one anytime soon.

This information was NOT pulled from the Web until yesterday when The New York Times made calls to the Bushies. Sheesh.

From the Moony-owned UPI:

The Web site was established in March to make public Iraqi documents seized following the toppling of the Saddam Hussein regime. According to the Times, its birth was the result of Republican congressional pressure to help make the case that Iran had an active program to develop weapons of mass destruction -- a key rationale for the 2003 invasion, since debunked by a massive and fruitless search.

"This is a classic, textbook example of the dangers of politicizing national intelligence issues," said Joe Cirincione senior vice president for national security and international policy at the left-leaning Center for American Progress in Washington.

"In their zeal to promote the idea Saddam Hussein in fact did have (WMD), congressional proponents of the war ... have put up documents on the internet that could give terrorists and states hostile to the United States the very instructions they need to build nuclear, chemical or biological weapons," he said.

"If Democrats had done that there would be mobs carrying torches in the streets tonight. The Democrats would be accused of treason and there would be calls for resignation," Cirincione told reporters Friday.

The office of the U.S. director of national intelligence pulled the Web site down and is reviewing the documents for sensitive material.Story Tools: -->