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July 21, 2004
I THINK I'LL WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION BEFORE TAKING THIS REPORT TO THE BANK:
Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. . . .
"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.
But if it pans out, I'll never scoff at another rope-a-dope theory again. . . . (Via the also-skeptical CA Yankee).
UPDATE: A reader at Reuters says this story is bogus, and that the American and Iraqi authorities are denying it.