I've only been aware of that for a year or so...and this overstates the case.
Aretae's Zeroth law: You're wrong a lot
Aretae's 1st law: Feedback FTW.
Thorium will take longer than they think to win. However, with perspective, it's fabulous, could solve almost the whole world's power problems...and is completely unsuitable for making weapons, and Thorium is abundant. High startup costs, though.