March 19, 2005

transcript via Sunday Morning Talk

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STEPHANOPOULOS: OK, let me ask you about this story. It says:
U.S. misled allies about nuclear export. And according to this story
this morning it said that the United States, at the beginning of this
year, told Asian allies that North Korea was selling nuclear materials
to Libya.

It turns out, in fact, according to U.S. intelligence, that it
was Pakistan that was buying the materials for North Korea and selling
it to Libya.

And The Post goes on to say: Pakistan's role as both the buyer
and the seller was concealed to cover up the part played by
Washington's partner in the hunt for Al Qaida leaders. Is that true?

RUMSFELD: I have no idea. I've never heard anything like that.
And it wouldn't be the Department of Defense that would be involved
anyway. It would be intelligence agencies.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But this is something you'd be aware of.

RUMSFELD: I'm not...

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