Now this is scary. Weapons-grade uranium on the Syrian-Turkish border? I can just hear the paranoids saying "How convenient! What a coincidence! weapons-grade uranium shows up just when Bush needs some credibility on Saddam's progress towards nuke-u-lar weapons." Sure. They're right, in a way. It's all a matter of whom you believe, an American president whose every word and deed is scrutinized by a manic and cynical free press, a frustrated opposition party and masses of intellectuals trying to make a name for themselves or a mad dictator who answers to no one. Let's see, which choice makes more sense? And which one is going to blow up my city - OK, Tallahassee's far down the list, but it's on it - if he gets a nuke in play?
Also, I wonder if that cabbie's had a radiation check lately? Next time I'm taking a cab in eastern Anatolia, I'll make sure to ask the cabbie, "Oh, by the way, you don't happen to have any weapons grade uranium under this seat, do you?" Better safe than sorry.
A comment on the News Forum points out that the picture of the uranium cylinder at the Drudgereport has "Made in W. Germany" on it. Can I say I'm surprised? Haven't heard anything from the Green party former spokesmoron about this. Yet. And it weighs 33 pounds. Maybe someone will tell us how much of Germany a bomb made from that amount of uranium could blow up.