Saddam Had Uranium on Amazon.com Wish List

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A funny piece from the Borowitz Report (August 1, 2003):

BUSH: SADDAM HAD URANIUM ON AMAZON.COM WISH LIST
Sought Banned Weapons, Free Shipping

Backing off somewhat from his earlier claims that Saddam Hussein possessed an active nuclear weapons program, President Bush said today that there was “mounting evidence” that the Iraqi strongman listed “uranium” as an item on his Amazon.com wish list.

“We have reason to believe that Saddam Hussein sought not only uranium at Amazon.com, but free shipping as well,” Mr. Bush told reporters. “Without the intervention of the U.S., a nuclear bomb in Iraq was just one click away.”

Mr. Bush said the Iraqi dictator’s wish list offers incontrovertible proof that Saddam sought weapons-grade uranium, as well as a Segway scooter and the DVD to the James Bond film “Goldeneye.”

1:47 pm on February 24, 2004
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