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.
One Man's Fantasies Are Another Man's Nuke Plans
By Claudia Rosett Nov 03, 2006 1:01 AM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.