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Thursday, July 01, 2004

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How to print news you want to hide

The New York Times printed an amazing article in the Business section that should have been on the front page. link Remember the "yellowcake controversy" that became known as the imfamous "sixteen words" in Bush's State of the Union speech that he had to apologize for? The controversy that launched former Ambassador Wilson's book about his wife, Valerie Plame, being "outed" by the White House?

Well, it seems there were connections after all. The article reads, in part, "Illicit sales of uranium from Niger were being negotiated with five states including Iraq at least three years before the US-led invasion, senior European intelligence officials have told the Financial Times. Intelligence officers learned between 1999 and 2001 that uranium smugglers planned to sell illicitly mined Nigerien uranium ore, or refined ore called yellow cake, to Iran, Libya, China, North Korea and Iraq.

These claims support the assertion made in the British government dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programme in September 2002 that Iraq had sought to buy uranium from an African country, confirmed later as Niger. George W. Bush, US president, referred to the issue in his State of the Union address in January 2003."

Isn't a wonder? The fact that Bush "lied" about yellowcake was front page news above the fold not that long ago. Now that it turns out he was telling the truth, it makes the Business section on page eight. Isn't that special!

This should be blockbuster news, front page headlines across America. (Please don't hold your breath.