Al-Qaida has nuclear secrets
How is George W. Bush winning his "war on terrah?"
By rewarding countries that foster the spread of terrorism.
Countries that spread nuclear secrets to potentially dangerous regimes get the biggest prizes.
How else could we explain President Bush giving Pakistan a fleet of shiny new F-16 fighter jets in 2004 -- at a cost of $3 billion to U.S. taxpayers -- after Pakistan's dictator, General Mushareff, refused to allow United States intelligence analysts to talk to Abdul Qadeer Khan?
Mushareff is also the guy who refuses to give U.S. forces access to Pakistani territory where Osama bin Laden may be hiding.
Who among us thinks Pakistan has provided cooperation meriting a $3 billion gift?
A.Q. Khan stole centrifuge blueprints from Norway, later becoming the father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, secretly selling nuclear material, designs, and possibly centrifuges to North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Libya.
We would like to believe that the President of the United States, the "war president," would like to know the extent of proliferation spawned by A.Q. Khan, the people in his proliferation network, the extent of that proliferation.
We would like to believe that George W. Bush has the diplomatic influence around the world to get the essential intelligence needed to disarm terrorist networks.
Bush begs for cooperation, but Mushareff continues to demure.
I wonder how that goes? Does George have some chummy nickname for Mushareff? "Hey Mushie, have you gone up in one of those F-16's yet? You know, my daddie got me a job as a pilot guarding the Texas border during the Vietnam War, heh, heh, heh. So ... you think I could have a word with your friend A.Q. Khan? Pretty please?"
No, no, no, no. Diplomacy is for wimps. The neocon way is to kill anything that moves -- threat or no threat -- because eventually, everyone will become a terrorist. The chimp-in-chief is creating more enemies than the United States has ever had before.
I don't know about the veracity of the report, but now WorldNetDaily is reporting that the CIA and Britain's MI6 discovered six scientists trained by A.Q. Khan have been "advising al-Qaida on how to weaponize fissionable materials it has now obtained."
Hey George, why don't you stand in the hole of the World Trade Center and announce that news with a bullhorn!
What, exactly, did you mean, George, when you so shamelessly used that tragedy as a photo op and announced, "Pretty soon those evildoers will be hearing from us."
By the way, can anyone imagine FDR rallying the nation after Pearl Harbor with that line? Not a speech for the history books.
Did you mean you'd be sending a bunch of F-16's as thanks for spreading nuclear secrets to our enemies? Did you mean that you were going to let al-Qaida get the bomb?
How did you deal with Mushareff when journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by al-Qaida in Pakistan?
Q: Mr. President, are you satisfied with Pakistan's response in the Daniel Pearl case? And is the United States interested in pursuing or indicting the primary suspect that's now in custody there?
THE PRESIDENT: I am satisfied with the response of President Musharraf and the Pakistani government. I got a phone call from him when I was flying back from China, and I could tell from the tone of his voice how distraught he was, how disturbed he was that this barbaric act had taken place in his country. He knew full well that those killers did not represent the vast, vast majority of the people in his own country. And he vowed to me on the phone that he would do everything in his power to chase down the killers and bring them to justice.
And, yes, we're always interested in dealing with people who have harmed American citizens.
So, Mushareff sounded distraught. Case closed?
Way to go George!
Anyone out there now regret that they voted to give this idiot another four years?