United States’ President George Bush must be a confused man. his advisors and favourite think-tanks have been telling him for a couple for years that North Korea has nuclear weapons.
Then, on February 10, the North Koreans themselves announced that, yes, they do have such weapons. However, what is confusing is that in response, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld told him, and the world, that he does not, and never has believed, the North has such weapons. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, contributed to the confusion, saying she thinks they have some nuclear bombs, she just was not sure how many.
So, I ﬁnd myself in agreement with the arch neo-conservative Rumsfeld and the conservative Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Howard says that Pyongyang’s claim to have nuclear weapons is a bluff on the part of the North Korean leadership. Why would they bluff?