Exactly why does *Bush* get to decide who gets nuclear weapons? I wouldn't trust the man to decide where to go for lunch, and here he is deciding which countries get to defend themselves using what weapons. What an ass. We're fighting for "freedom", and you're free to do anything you want as long as you okay it with us first. Besides that, I'm assuming that the non-proliferation treaty says very little about the US having the authority to unilaterally enforce its provisions. We may have the power (and maybe not, since all our troops are stuck in Iraq), but we most certainly do not have the authority. I like how he said that "all options are on the table". Guess we know where the next invasion's heading, eh? Everyone remember that story about congress appropriating money to re-open draft offices? What about how Rummy said we can start pulling troops out of Iraq while the **** is still flying aroung the room? Guess this is what that was in preperation for. If Bush wins come November, I predict a new war by summer 2006, maybe as early as fall 2005. The rhetoric will rachet up after the election. "We were wrong in Iraq, but *this* time we're rilly rilly sure the nation we're invading has or wants nuclear weapons related technology program ideas." Now as far fetched as this scenario may seem, who would have thought in October of 2001 that we'd have invaded and occupied Iraq? I always wondered why Osama disappeared from the news and Saddam was all we heard about. Here I was thinking, "What does Saddam have to do with anything?" Turns out nothing, but that didn't stop us from throwing Iraq into anarchy and killing countless civilians (literally, since we refuse to count them) in our Ahab-like quest to depose him. Iran is next, perpetual war is ahead. Welcome to 1984.