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The Pakistani shuffle

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 06, 2004

If you believe everything that Pakistan's President Musharraf says, then you believe:

  • Pakistan didn't export nuclear-weapons technology
  • Oh, wait, Pakistan did export nuclear-weapons technology, but it was done by a single individual, whose actions were not approved by the government, even though he was a ranking government official
  • The government of Pakistan had no idea that, until recently, its top nuclear scientist was making deals with Iran. And Libya. And North Korea.
  • But once he was discovered, the man who exported nuclear secrets said he was sorry. What more could you ask?
  • So now-- this is the important part-- everything's OK, and we don't have to investigate any more!!
  • Does this remind you of anybody?

    Need a clue? Let's imagine that in issuing his pardon for Dr. Khan (the nuclear scientist), Musharraf had written: "Yours has been an effective ministry, sadly marred by illness."

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  • Posted by: shrink - Feb. 07, 2004 8:48 AM ET USA

    Did Dr. Khan go to auction before or after his psychotherapy sessions at the St Luke Institute?

  • Posted by: - Feb. 06, 2004 6:47 PM ET USA

    Sounds like any one of a number of our beloved bishops when talking about the sex-abuse scandal or... Navarro-Valls explaining how the Pope's didn't say something he is alleged to have said, that Navarro- Valls said he said but now says he didn't say. (Am right? Am I right?)

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