Our government teaches the whole people by its example.

U.S. Concern Over Pakistan’s Nukes a Little Late, Authors Say

 “Deception” paints a disturbing picture of how the U.S. government turned a blind eye to Pakistan’s nuclear program, rewriting and destroying evidence provided by intelligence agencies and misrepresenting Pakistan’s intentions to the Congress and the public.

Levy and Scott-Clark assert that successive U.S. presidential administrations, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush , ignored the dangers of Khan’s nuclear activities in order to maintain Pakistan as an ally, first in the Cold War and now in the war on terrorism — what Levy called a “willful misreading” of the Pakistan military’s intentions.

Stop worrying and learn to love the bomb gossip monger Matt Drudge former Bush administration  Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage assures us its all kool, US has secret plans to safeguard Pakistan’s nukes

But Richard Armitage, who as deputy secretary of state led the US effort to get Musharraf on board the anti-terror struggle after the September 11 attacks of 2001, dismissed fears over the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

“You know as well as I do that that nuclear arsenal is one, dispersed, and second, carefully guarded by the army,” he told CNN.

“Now we have had, historically, discussions with the Pakistani army about the safeguarding of those nuclear weapons,” the former official said.

“So I think in the short or even medium term, should things turn badly, we are not going to worry about nuclear weapons in the first instance.”

If Richie and his Konservative pals do a good a job keeping those nukes out of the hands of the extremists as they  did protecting our classified CIA agents identities a secret then break out the rib – eyes and get ready for the roast.

Democrats say $1.8 trillion spent on Iraq, Afghan wars

“War in Iraq has taken a tremendous toll on this nation in blood and treasure, costs that are hard to even fathom,” he said.

The Iraq War has already claimed nearly 4,000 American lives. Now the Democrats have attempted to gauge its financial cost, coming up with a figure of $1.4 trillion for Iraq, along with another 400 billion for Afghanistan.

This total of nearly $1.8 billion is nearly double the $900 billion the Bush Administration has sought from Congress to fund the conflicts.

On top of the direct costs of sending and equipping US soldiers, the Democrats have also factored in interest payments on the money borrowed to fund the war, as well as the long-term expense of treating seriously injured veterans.

I wonder what percentage of that is the expense to fed the Konservative Nanny State. How much to outsource the war to private contractors like Blackwater and Halliburton.

A small serving of good news, Justice Dept. Reopens Surveillance Probe 

The Justice Department said yesterday that it has reopened an internal investigation of the role played by its lawyers in the administration’s warrantless surveillance program, marking a notable policy shift just days into the tenure of new Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey.

The investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility was abandoned in July 2006 after President Bush refused to give security clearances to the OPR lawyers conducting the investigation, according to documents and congressional testimony.

“Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” ~ Louis D. Brandeis