I also swiped his icon, as it inspires me to Vote & stay active trying to talk to our government.
Last March, the White House put numerous Iraqi government documents online, hoping to "leverage the internet" to find evidence of Saddam's nuclear potential. In other words, they were too lazy to go through it all, so they were hoping the pro-war bloggers would go through it and find things to support the rationale for the invasion.
The site has now been shut down, as it has been revealed that the Bush administration, by publishing the information, provided detailed information on how to build atomic weapons:
The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs.
Feel safer yet? Balloon Juice:
Note that the government didn’t take down the information after numerous experts warned them not to have that kind of information in public view. They only took it down after the New York Times started calling around, illustrating nicely how our government works. If the leak only damages national security then where’s the problem? Only when the leak threatens to become a political embarrassment does the hammer comes down. Sad but disturbingly typical.