A spokesperson for the White House commented that “here we have a lunatic with a nuclear bomb.” He was of course refering to Kim Jong-il leader of North Korea, not to the man who helpedÂ him get one. See above.
President Bush sayâ€™s, â€œThe North Korean regime remains one of the world’s leading proliferator of missile technology, including transfers to Iran and Syria. The transfer of nuclear weapons or material by North Korea to states or non-state entities would be considered a grave threat to the United States, and we would hold North Korea fully accountable of the consequences of such action.â€
I wonder ifÂ Mr BushÂ will be holding Mr Rumsfeld accountable for his proliferation of Nuclear Technology? In 2000 he was a director of ABB, a European engineering giant who supplied key components for nuclear reactors to the North Korean regime he now calls part of the Axis of Evil.
It is breathtaking that following Koreaâ€™s nuclear test Western governments are now calling forÂ a ban on the sale of materials essential to Koreaâ€™s nuclear weapons program. Which does seemÂ toÂ imply thatÂ it’s been business as usual upÂ until now. Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. What incredible ineptitude!
I’d like to remind you that these areÂ the boys with their fingers on the buttons.