Monday, October 04, 2004

RICE ON KHAN Digby notices this recent exchange between National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice and Wolf Blitzer:
BLITZER: Listen to this one excerpt of what [President Bush] said briefly about Abdul Qadeer Khan, the former Pakistani nuclear scientist who helped create the Pakistani bomb...


GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES [from the debate]: The A.Q. Khan network has been brought to justice.


BLITZER: To justice? The guy has been -- Khan has been freed. He's been pardoned by President Musharraf... Khan himself lives in a villa. And the IAEA would like to question him, and the Pakistani government doesn't even allow that to happen.

RICE: I think we all know that A.Q. Khan was a particular kind of figure in Pakistani lore, a national hero... if you don't think that his national humiliation is justice for what he did, I think it is. He's nationally humiliated.
It's time for these people to go home.

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