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  • So If There Weren’t Any Iraqi WMD Programs …

    Posted by Jay Manifold on December 31st, 2003 (All posts by )

    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 Responses to “So If There Weren’t Any Iraqi WMD Programs …”

    1. Aakash Says:

      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. Andy B Says:

      Amen brother! A happy and safe New Year wish to all, and see you in 2004!

    3. Tim Says:

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