A song for Pakistan, and a few others
Khan confessed in 2004 to being involved in supplying nuclear weapons technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea. This is the dawning of the Age of Obama: note that Khan emphasizes that he doesn’t care what Bush or Cheney thinks about his being freed. The idea that Obama might object doesn’t even seem to enter his mind. And note his pointed response to the possibility that the international community might object to his being freed: “Are they happy with our God? Are they happy with our Prophet?”
“Pakistan nuclear scientist ‘free,'” from the BBC, February 6 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A court in Pakistan has freed disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan from house arrest.
Dr Khan, who has been under tight restrictions since 2004, can now leave home and receive visitors.
Dr Khan welcomed the ruling and said he was not bothered what the international community thought of his release.
Dr Khan admitted transferring nuclear secrets to other countries in 2004 but was later pardoned by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
The US has repeatedly said it wants to question Dr Khan but Pakistan has always refused access.…
When asked about what the international community would think, he said: “Let them talk. Are they happy with our God? Are they happy with our Prophet? Are they happy with our leaders? Never, so why should we bother what they say about us?”
He added: “I would be more worried about what you (Pakistani journalists) say about me, not what Bush says or what Dick Cheney says. I don’t damn care.”…
In January, the US imposed sanctions on people and companies linked to Dr Khan.
Last July, Dr Khan told the media that Pakistan had transported uranium enrichment equipment to North Korea in 2000 with the full knowledge of the country’s army, then headed by Gen Musharraf.
The former leader has repeatedly stated that no-one apart from Dr Khan had any knowledge of the transportation of nuclear technology….