The NY Times is reporting on papers captured in Iraq that have been posted on the internet that contain detailed accounts on how to build a nuclear device. See more details on Captain's Quarters http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/008423.php and commentary by Michelle Malkin http://michellemalkin.com/archives/006265.htm
Apparently this was all released now to embarrass Bush and help the Democrats, but has backfired. The interesting part is the note that the necessary materials and chemicals were shipped off to Syria in the weeks leading up to Gulf War II. For a long time the Israelis have been saying that this happened. They most probably have the best human intelligence on the ground in the ME.
All is not as it seems. There must be loads more information that we are not privy to