By Walter Pincus

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, July 7, 2004; Page A16

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham announced yesterday that almost two tons of low-enriched uranium and about 1,000 radioactive samples used for research had been removed from Iraq’s Tuwaitha Nuclear Center and brought to the United States for security reasons.

The airlift of the radioactive materials was completed June 23, Abraham said in a statement, ‘to keep potentially dangerous nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists.’ Less sensitive radiological materials — used for medical, agricultural or industrial purposes — were left in Iraq, according to a Department of Energy statement.” MORE

IF this does not send a message to most Americans about where Saadam’s head was at I guess nothing will. Of course most of this information will never make mainstream news !! — zzb