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15. The IAEA specifically cited Bush's push for new nukes as an obstacle to
Edited on Fri Nov-19-04 09:16 AM by bigtree
dealing with countries like Iran who may seek nuclear weapons.


Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has told senior American diplomats that developing new weapons could encourage other countries to violate the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

"This is extremely serious," said Arjun Makhijani, the president of the Washington-based Institute of Energy and Environmental Research, which has produced a study of the Bush administration's developing nuclear weapons strategy. "The appeal to deterrence is a smokescreen. The desire is to develop nuclear weapons that can actually be used. The United States is in danger of being at the leading edge of proliferation."

The DSB document is the latest signal that the Bush administration is preparing to modernise its nuclear programme. In September the Senate passed a White House-backed plan to reduce the preparation time required for nuclear testing in Nevada. George Bush Snr had imposed a moratorium in 1992.
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  -Believe Powell's claims about Iran's nuclear program? Fool me once. . . bigtree  Nov-19-04 08:33 AM   #0 
  - Hey, Colin: Who cares what you think? Shut-up! n/t  Benhurst   Nov-19-04 08:35 AM   #1 
  - I remember your speech Colin -  sparosnare   Nov-19-04 08:37 AM   #2 
  - OOOOhhh . . he showed satellite footage  heidiho   Nov-19-04 08:39 AM   #3 
  - Powell lies again but we already knew that.  bowens43   Nov-19-04 08:40 AM   #4 
  - No way, Powell's even lost all sense of shame and morphed  ElectroPrincess   Nov-19-04 08:42 AM   #5 
  - You are missing the bigger story here - the long knives are out for Powell  unfrigginreal   Nov-19-04 08:43 AM   #6 
  - There is no big story  bigtree   Nov-19-04 08:54 AM   #9 
     - His credibility is still leaps and bounds above the rest of the Bush  unfrigginreal   Nov-19-04 09:04 AM   #11 
        - what good is it without action?  bigtree   Nov-19-04 09:09 AM   #14 
  - Colon Bowel  Karenca   Nov-19-04 08:47 AM   #7 
  - This report is from three days ago:  bigtree   Nov-19-04 08:48 AM   #8 
  - It's not you I'm worried about  charlie   Nov-19-04 09:02 AM   #10 
  - this is the new propaganda war  bigtree   Nov-19-04 09:07 AM   #12 
  - The issue is how to deal with it...not whether they have a program...  Q   Nov-19-04 09:07 AM   #13 
  - The IAEA specifically cited Bush's push for new nukes as an obstacle to  bigtree   Nov-19-04 09:15 AM   #15 
     - Yes indeed  charlie   Nov-19-04 09:33 AM   #16 
  - kick  bigtree   Nov-19-04 11:08 AM   #17 
  - Powell comes out front AGAIN with phony intelligence reports  bigtree   Nov-19-04 11:44 AM   #18 

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