Mar. 20, 2005

U.S. Misled Allies About Nuclear Export

When...when, when, when, when!!...are the Bushites going to finally get tired of being lied to by their own leader? What's the matter with them? They can't possibly like it, can they?

I tell you, in all my years of people-watching, I have never seen anything that even comes close; comes anywhere near approaching this batch of Republicans in their ability to keep taking the current level of insulting treatment. The utter disdain that Bush...their leader clearly must have for them, clearly shown by the way he talks down to them with the constant, never-ending parade of lies...one after another..the last lie more outrageous than the previous. I just can't come to any reasonable conclusion on how *anyone* can put up with this. It's absolutely baffling! Mind-boggling.....

Ahhh..screw 'em. One thing I do know is that no good can come to any group that continues to allow themselves to be mistreated this way. They will surely reap what they have sown. The only problem with that however is that undoubtedly they are going to drag a whole lot of good men and women down with them.

Gary Williams

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U.S. Misled Allies About Nuclear Export
North Korea Sent Material To Pakistan, Not to Libya

By Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 20, 2005; Page A01

In an effort to increase pressure on North Korea, the Bush administration told its Asian allies in briefings earlier this year that Pyongyang had exported nuclear material to Libya. That was a significant new charge, the first allegation that North Korea was helping to create a new nuclear weapons state.

But that is not what U.S. intelligence reported, according to two officials with detailed knowledge of the transaction. North Korea, according to the intelligence, had supplied uranium hexafluoride -- which can be enriched to weapons-grade uranium -- to Pakistan. It was Pakistan, a key U.S. ally with its own nuclear arsenal, that sold the material to Libya. The U.S. government had no evidence, the officials said, that North Korea knew of the second transaction.

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