Bush, Iran and World War III
I see while I was out today President Bush made the statement:
If Iran had a nuclear weapon, it'd be a dangerous threat to world peace," Bush said. "So I told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested" in ensuring Iran not gain the capacity to develop such weapons. "I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously," he said.
In the mail today, I received an unsolicited advance copy of the book released Tuesday, Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark.
From the inside jacket:
The startling story of America's role -- over three decades and five administrations -- in aiding and abetting the nuclear ambitions of the "Axis of Evil."In President George Bush's State of the Union Address in 2002, he pinpointed three nucleaer hot spots as threats to the free world: Iraq, Iran and North Korea. What he did not admit was America's role in facilitating the spread of nuclear weapons to these "axis of evil" powers and the key critical part played by a U.S. ally: The Pakistani military government and its front man, the nuclear scientist A.Q.Khan. The authors investigated and explain how Pakistan betrayed the West building a nuclear arsenal with mostly U.S. aid money and selling the technology to countries hostile to the West, while more recently giving shelter to the resurgent Taliban and al-Qaeda.
The authors conclude that Pakistan is still the greatest nuclear threat out there.
The book retails for $28.95 and weighs 2 1/2 pounds which means a $3.15 shipping charge, using media rates.
If you'd like the book (as I probably won't get to read it, too far afield for me) at no cost, email me or leave a commnt. If you were a donee today to TalkLeft, it's your's free, including shipping. If you didn't donate, you can still get the book free and just pay the $3.15 shipping charge and then I'll mail it to you.
There's only one book, and while I'll try to be fair, the decision will not be based on contributions to this site or any monetary considerations. It will be based on who among you I think, from your prior comments on the site, share the values I try to promote here and who among you I sense has a clear interest in the topic.
You can e-mail me here, don't send money, I'll let you know when if it's yours, and then you can tell me where to ship it to. If you'd like more info on the book, check out the Amazon listing below:
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