Santorum helps release nuclear secrets

You may have seen the New York Times story about recently declassified Iraqi documents that the Bush Administration put on a Web site as a result of pressure from Congressional Republicans, including Rick Santorum. It turns out some of those hastily declassified documents contained information about nuclear research that basically laid out how to create a nuclear bomb.In light of those facts, we thought you might like to see the video of Rick’s announcement of the web site, in which he takes credit for getting the documents made public and says he’s not concerned that any of the information is sensitive, even though he admits to having “no idea” what’s contained in the documents. Brilliant! Here’s the video (partial transcript below).

 

 

We’re trying to assure that all the information that we have gathered from the previous regime in Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s regime, is being made available to the public as quickly as possible. With a bias toward making this information unclassified and released.


And he [President Bush] assured me that they were going to be releasing documents in a steady stream over a period of time. Not picking and choosing documents, but releasing documents, a lot of which will not have been interpreted, out into the Internet for people to see. I think that is a wonderful step forward. There is no question that, as a result of that release, we will be able to get that information analyzed by people all over the world.

All of this information is at least three years old and a lot of this information is much older than that. And so there seems to very little concern, at least from my perspective, that this information is sensitive from a classification point of view.

The American public has a right to know this information. We have no idea, you know, what – given the volumes of documents we’re talking about here, 48,000 boxes of documents – what’s in there. But we think it’s important that the public get a view.

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