Nation Topics - Nuclear Arms and Proliferation
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Snoozing guards at Los Alamos, missing vials of plutonium oxide... Yes,
the headlines in late June were announcing "security lapses" again at
national labs and nuclear weapons plants.
"Intelligence is an art, not a science," says Deputy Defense Secretary
Wolfowitz. Secretary of State Powell observes, "There are always debates
about intelligence subjects.
A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that
the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false
Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.
It is notoriously difficult to prove a negative. At what point can you
be sure that something does not in fact exist?
As quixotic searches for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq continue
to yield little more than chagrin, the Washington establishment is
Americans were duped: Evidence of Administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in.
The Chernobyl disaster provides the clearest evidence available of what a dirty bomb exploded by terrorists might do.
"What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation."