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Did the U.S. cut a deal to let a black market nuclear-weapons dealer off the hook?

If you really care about global terrorism you need to read Seymour Hersh’s article in the most recent New Yorker: Why is Washington going easy on Pakistan’s nuclear black marketers?. The answer is that we agreed to let President Musharraf pardon a known dealer in nuclear-weapons materials so that Musharraf would allow us to operate in a region of Pakistan that might help us finally capture Osama bin Laden.

And who says the Bush administration doesn’t have a campaign strategy? The question is: will it work, and is it worth the trade-offs?

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