The Bush administration acknowledged yesterday that it had long known about Pakistan's plans to build a large plutonium-production reactor, but it said the White House was working to dissuade Pakistan from using the plant to expand its nuclear arsenal.
"We discourage military use of the facility," White House spokesman Tony Snow said of a powerful heavy-water reactor under construction at Pakistan's Khushab nuclear site in Punjab state.
"What is baffling is that this information -- which was surely information that our own intelligence agencies had -- was kept from Congress," said Sokolski, now director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. "We lack imagination if we think that this is no big deal."
Aside from the fact Pakistan is what is basically a homeport for bin Laden and his organization, that everyone in the country but Pervez Musharraf hates us, that this could kick off an Asian arms race (remember, the Japanese have hinted they might consider building nukes to counter the threat from the insane midjet in North Korea, and leave us not forget India's rival program), and that some of the fissile materieal will most certainly make it into a dirty bomb, what could be bad? They're helping us in the War on Terra, right?
With a couple more years left of the Chimp, the Rapture freaks might get their wish. What did you say? Congressional oversight? Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!