Thursday, May 1, 2008

Syria Must Come Clean About N. Korea Nukes

U.S: Syria must 'come clean' on nukes - Security-

The White House said Thursday that North Korea did secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria, calling it "a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world" and raising doubts about Pyongyang's intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities.

Seven months after Israel bombed the site, the White House broke its silence and said North Korea assisted Syria in a secret nuclear program and that the destroyed facility was not intended for "Peaceful Purposes."

The White House issued a two page statement after lawmakers were given details about the alleged reactor in a series of briefings on Capitol Hill. The briefing included a video presentation of intelligence information that the administration contends establishes a strong link between North Korea,s nuclear program and the bombed Syrian site. The briefing also included still photographs that showed a strong resemblance between specific features of the plant and one near Yongbyon in North Korea.

Syria is a nation that is listed as a state sponsor of terror and is home to terror group Hezbollah. A year ago the State Department made it quite clear they did not want Nancy Pelosi to visit Syria but she went anyway. Pelosi met with Syrian President Bashar Assad and said, "The road to Damascus is a road to peace." Even The Washington Post editorialized that "Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish. Does Nancy Hates President Bush that much she's willing to make herself look foolish?

Former President Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, praised Pelosi's trip, Staying, "I have known President Bashar al-Assad since he was a college student, and I thought it might be helpful if I went and urged him to support the peace in the Middle East. But for the only time in my life as a former president, I was ordered by the White House not to go." But he went anyway. Another Democrat attempting to establish a shadow presidency.

Syria, North Korea and Iran will have to be dealt with by the new President of the United States. Now we know how a Democrat president will act because neither one of the Democrat candidates criticized Pelosi or Carter. We need a president like John McCain to deal with these countries.

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