Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Did The Neocons Help Pakistan Get Nukes?

By Cernig

Worth a listen/read is Democracy Now's interview yesterday with Guardian special correspondent Adrian Levy, about his latest book - "Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons." The book discusses how five consecutive US administrations from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush have been complicit in building and protecting Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. Some familiar names crop up as being involved - Louis Scooter Libby, Stephen Hadley, Paul Wolfowitz, Eric Adelman and the ever-present Dick Cheney.

Of course, the Pakistani government have called Levy's book a "pack of lies". In early September, Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Pakistan foreign office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam charged that Levy's book is aimed at discrediting Pakistan's nuclear program.
"Some people cannot digest our nuclear capability and are involved in negative propaganda but Pakistan is an anchor of peace and stability in the region," Aslam was quoted as saying.
Less than a month later, Musharraf proved just how much of an anchor Pakistan is. In the sense that an anchor sinks to the very bottom and becomes imbedded in the mire.

(Hat Tip - Kat)

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