Roger L. Simon

Khan Game

The NYT’s front pager this morning about the extent of A. Q. Khan’s nuclear network is worth reading even though the article, in typical Times fashion, largely relies on anonymous sources and engages in the usual casual Bush bashing. The administration and the CIA are allegedly unwilling to share information with officials of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. (Hello, Oil-for-Food… Come in, New York Times…) The most interesting question among many is what countries other than Libya have received Dr. Khan’s information. No one seems to be sure. The Times’ provocative lede tells us that among the documents found by investigators in Libya were the blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb.