So If There Weren’t Any Iraqi WMD Programs …

What can this possibly be about? Whaddaya know, turns out that “more than a thousand [Iraqi] Ph.D.’s were trained in the black arts of making nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.” Now we’re going to spend $22 million giving them non-WMD work.
It may be glorified welfare — a similar program for Russian scientists “has yet to develop a single commercial product” after eleven years — but the concept of redirection training is sound. I note that $22 million over 2 years would employ only about 50-60 Americans at high-tech labor-market rates, but presumably could pay 10-20 times that many Iraqis a comfortable salary by regional standards.

3 thoughts on “So If There Weren’t Any Iraqi WMD Programs …”

  1. I could say several things about this topic (and have before), but for now, I’ll just say – I hope that all of you are having a great New Year’s Eve, and that you all have a Happy New Year as well. Keep up the good work at this site… Thanks!

  2. The article says that some of the scientists have joined the “resistance”. Egghead terrorists. Sounds like it could be a sitcom.

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