On board Air Force One in flight to Biloxi, Mississippi, Dana Peroxide punts the question of how the Bush Assministration’s monumental incompetence and stupidity lead North Korea to develop several nuclear weapons.
Q Have you checked into this North Korea story, what — exactly what our intelligence says about the North Korean uranium enrichment program?
MS. PERINO: I did try to check into it. I think what I need to do is refer you to the intelligence community. We’ve said for a long time, North Korea is an opaque regime. I’m sure the intelligence community continually tried to assess and reassess and look at the information that they have. What we do know is that North Korea tested a nuclear weapon. And we have the six-party process that’s underway with the agreement that was announced just last week, or the week before. And now that process is moving forward, based on the September 19th agreement, and there’s working groups, and the IAEA inspectors are going back into North Korea.
So from our standpoint, that’s what we know is happening at the moment. In regards to intel and what they knew and when they knew it, I think I’d have to refer you back to them.