Nuclear Reaction

Like many Pakistanis, I am unsure of how to react to the proliferation scandal surrounding Abdul Qadeer Khan, the "father of the Islamic Bomb." Khan admitted last week to providing nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea but was pardoned by Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf. The case exposes deep conflicts in my feelings about my country, our policies and the direction we are taking.

There is, first of all, the issue of our nuclear program, which is wildly popular in Pakistan. I would like to be able to say that I am opposed to the possession...

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