Monday, August 31, 2009

Pakistan: Another American friend

"A Pakistani court on Friday ordered the government to lift any remaining restrictions on a scientist alleged to have spread nuclear technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya . . . The interim instruction came in response to a petition filed by scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan . . . Khan's lawyer, Ali Zafar, said the Lahore High Court observed that "nobody can restrict the movement of A.Q. Khan given a court ruling earlier this year that declared him a 'free citizen.'" . . . Khan was detained in December 2003 and admitted on television in early 2004 sole responsibility for operating a network that spread nuclear weapons technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya. . . . He was pardoned by then President Pervez Musharraf, but immediately placed under de facto house arrest."

Why are our troops getting killed in Afghanistan, to protect Pakistan, so that Pakistan can share nuclear technology with our enemies? It makes no sense.

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