American military personnel helped move about 600 tons of uranium in the form called yellowcake. It had been stored at Tuwaitha, an installation 12 miles south of Baghdad, which had been the site of Iraq’s nuclear program.That's a lot of uranium.
It has been shipped to Canada where it will be turned into fuel-grade uranium (by Cameco Corp.) and used in nuclear reactors.
And this wasn't all of the uranium.
Just a few days before the Americans formally transferred sovereignty back to Iraq in June 2004, they removed 1.8 tons of low-enriched uranium, as well as other radioactive sources, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.So I'm confused... Does this mean that Iraq did or did not have WMDs? Seems Husein certainly had a nuclear program.
I wonder what other weapons/programs were in place that are being quietly disposed of, out of the glare of media coverage.