In Colin Powell's address
to the United Nations, he had this to say: (emphasis added)
Saddam Hussein already possesses two out of the three key components needed to build a nuclear bomb. He has a cadre of nuclear scientists with the expertise, and he has a bomb design.
Since 1998, his efforts to reconstitute his nuclear program have been focused on acquiring the third and last component, sufficient fissile material to produce a nuclear explosion.
Hey, why not six out of seven
- nuclear scientists
- a bomb design
- an assembly building
- electric power to operate bomb-building machinery
- skilled craftsmen
- funds for the project
- fissile material