The Rosett Report

One Man's Fantasies Are Another Man's Nuke Plans

The New York Times reports that among the documents captured from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and posted recently by the Bush administration were instructions –“charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives” — for building a nuclear bomb. But the thrust of the Times story is not the obvious conclusion that Saddam was — yes indeed — a threat. Instead, the message is that the Bush administration blundered in posting the documents, which the IAEA and other experts have protested could be dangerous in the hands of a state like Iran.

So we’re now supposed to believe that for Saddam, these documents were just so much wallpaper; but in the hands of Iran they would be a deadly menace. More on this on NRO and Haft of the Spear.