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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:54 AM
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Reported Test 'Fundamentally Changes the Landscape' for U.S. Officials
North Korea's apparent nuclear test last night may well be regarded as a failure of the Bush administration's nuclear nonproliferation policy.

Since George W. Bush became president, North Korea has restarted its nuclear reactor and increased its stock of weapons-grade plutonium, so it may now have enough for 10 or 11 weapons, compared with one or two when Bush took office.

North Korea's test could also unleash a nuclear arms race in Asia, with Japan and South Korea feeling pressure to build nuclear weapons for defensive reasons.

Yet a number of senior U.S. officials have said privately that they would welcome a North Korean test, regarding it as a clarifying event that would forever end the debate within the Bush administration about whether to solve the problem through diplomacy or through tough actions designed to destabilize North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's grip on power.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:56 AM
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1. Cool! He made 8-9 nukes on bush's watch...
That's gotta be some kind of record.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:23 AM
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2. wait there`s more!
bush`s policies also made the russians go back into the arms race!
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