The right wing Freak Show of bloggers and pundits pressured Pat Roberts to post documents on the web that now might have given Iran the:
Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein. But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents that weapons experts say are a danger themselves: detailed accounts of Iraq’s secret nuclear research before the 1991 Persian Gulf war. The documents, the experts say, constitute a basic guide to building an atom bomb.
The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs.
I'll let Duncan take it from here.
Sadly, No! has more on Powerline's stupidity.
Oliver Willis : It is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3. Their case for Iraqi WMDs up in smoke, the Bush administration, at the prodding of conservative media and blogs, released a massive amount of documents seized in Iraq and released them on the web....read on
It's always nice to see Mark Halperin's--Drudge get punked too.