Look Who's Got The Bomb

Confronted by the U.S., North Korea brazenly admits it's building nukes. Now what does President Bush do?

Trial lawyers preach a cardinal principle: never ask a question to which you don't know the answer. Diplomats generally operate on the same basis. So when the Bush Administration presented evidence to North Korean leaders on Oct. 3 that their country was developing nuclear weapons, it expected the regime to lie about it. A day later came the shocker. Yes, we've been secretly working to produce nukes, a top aide to "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il told astonished U.S. envoy James Kelly. And, he added, we've got "more powerful" weapons--presumably meaning biological and chemical agents--to boot. He was not apologetic at...

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