posted on Mar, 9 2003 @ 02:03 AM
it was Friday's edition and it's already been archived; so I've gone against the grain and I'll paste it -after editing:
"The Bush administration has not suspended or revoked the authority of Westinghouse Co. to transfer documents related to nuclear technology to North
Korea........ US Department of Energy documents show.
Department of Energy documents released yesterday to Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Malden, indicate that the Bush administration
quietly worked under that agreement and rejected a chance to repudiate it in May 2001, when the Department of Energy extended for five more years the
authority for Westinghouse to transfer nuclear technology ....Former secretary of state James A. Baker III and Senator John S. McCain, Republican of
Arizona, have been strongly critical of the Clinton administration's handling of the issue in 1994.
Baker wrote that the agreement, under which the United States would also provide North Korea with two new nuclear reactors that would be used for
nonmilitary purposes, was ''a mistake that has made stability on the Korean Peninsula less, not more, likely.''
McCain wrote that ''the Clinton administration's lack of credibility in dealing with North Korea emboldened the regime to defy America.''
McCain did not fault Bush .... a source in McCain's office, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: ''The overwhelming responsibility lays at the
doorstep at the Clinton administration.''
Markey, however, said the Republicans were trying to have it both ways....Markey prodded the Bush administration to provide specific information on
what nuclear technology transfers had been approved. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, responding on March 4 to a letter ... sent to him on Oct. 22,
told (Markey)... that more than 3,000 nuclear-related documents have been reviewed .. and... 300 documents have been transferred to NK.... The
department did not say when "
that I think is not a breach of any possible copyright.