WASHINGTON — The United States is running out of a rare gas that is crucial for detecting smuggled nuclear weapons materials because one arm of the Energy Department was selling the gas six times as fast as another arm could accumulate it... Representative Donna Edwards of Maryland characterized the situation as “gross mismanagement.”
Sold out. Nuclear weapons. They weren't in Iraq. And meanwhile, Bush's energy department was selling out our safety here at home.
So Obama comes in in 2008 and not only has Bush/Cheney sold out our financial system to the hedge fund babies, crashing the world economy and bringing down the auto industry in one fell blow... Bush was also just getting finished selling out our nuclear safety here too.
And now that Bush/Cheney sold us out, we get to buy it back from the Canadians. What a deal!
The Energy Department is negotiating with a nuclear power company in Ontario that might be able to supply some helium-3.
Thanks Bush/Cheney!! You did it again! There was the Iraq war lies. There was Katrina. There was Halliburton pouring BP's crummy oil well in our Gulf. Thanks Cheney!
Now we get to buy back the gas your moronic energy department sold to the private market. May you two burn in hell.
Fifty years from now we're still going to be discovering ways Bush/Cheney sold us and our kids out to their trust fund baby set of privileged wankers.
Meanwhile, I elect Bush, Cheney, Rummy, and Condi as the new nuclear bomb sniffing dogs for our various harbors around the country. Until we've got enough helium-3, they're working the docks on their hands and knees from 5am to 6pm 365 days a year as far as I'm concerned.
Or maybe we should send them to Japan to help out and see what the outcome looks like first hand.
Thank you Donna Edwards for getting to the bottom of this.
9:13 PM PT: Also important:
"Ms. Edwards pointed out that helium-3 was also used in the oil and gas industry..."