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Any sign of those WMDs yet, Don?


It might just be in the words one uses, and someone would then say, oh, my goodness, he thinks this and someone else thinks that. I am impatient. I probably will remain impatient. And if everything were being done absolutely perfectly, I probably would still be impatient. Our relationship with them is multi-faceted, it’s political, it’s economic, and clearly there are security implications.

I guess anything’s possible. I can’t validate it. Oh, I think I’ll leave that for the coming days and weeks. Now that I think of it, I shouldn’t have mentioned it. So when we do the best we can and we pull all this information together, and we then say well that’s basically what we see as the situation, that is really only the known knowns and the known unknowns.

Maybe that is kind of idiosyncratic behaviour on my part but it seems quite rational to me and I think I will stick with it. And it’s constantly a moving target. Well, you know, the United States has a wonderful record of humanitarian assistance, and caring about people, and participation in funding of medical activities, and food programs for people, and we’re not against any religion. As a country, we’re not against any race.

It’s just not knowable. We are looking for code words to describe a relationship that is in transition, I think, is a challenge. I don’t have any good current information that would validate that story.

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