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Saturday, November 04, 2006
Opening the nuclear floodgates
How successful has the Bush-Blair axis' non-proliferation policy been? Let's review...

When George W. Bush took office, North Korea was not enriching uranium. Now they are. They also were though to have no nuclear weapns yet. Now they do. Bush thought Saddam Hussein had nukes, or nuclear weapon-style programs, or whatever the lie is today, but he didn't. Now, thanks to the Bush administration, anyone who would like to have such a program can download the recipe from the "Internets." Nice.

Now, since the Bushies and their little friend, Tony Blair have been sooooo successful at reigning in Iran's supposed nuclear ambitions, at least a half dozen other countries in the volatile Middle East are sprinting toward the nuclear technology gates...
THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.
The move, which follows the failure by the West to curb Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, could see a rapid spread of nuclear reactors in one of the world’s most unstable regions, stretching from the Gulf to the Levant and into North Africa.

The countries involved were named by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia and the UAE have also shown interest.

All want to build civilian nuclear energy programmes, as they are permitted to under international law. But the sudden rush to nuclear power has raised suspicions that the real intention is to acquire nuclear technology which could be used for the first Arab atomic bomb.
So what next, Bushies? Do we invade all those countries and commit "regime change," too?
posted by JReid @ 7:30 PM  
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