Turns out, North Korea may not be enriching uranium after all. Why does this matter? North Korea had a bunch of plutonium that was ready to be turned into nuclear weapons, but it was under lock and key and being monitored by the IAEA thanks to a 1994 agreement. In 2002, President Bush said North Korea had violated that agreement by running a secret uranium enrichment program. The North Koreans kicked out the IAEA monitors and proceeded to turn the plutonium into nuclear weapons, one of which they tested last year. Today we learn that we don’t really know whether North Korea had that uranium program after all. How did we find this out? Intelligence agencies are backing away from administration claims because soon inspectors will be going back into North Korea. Once again, worst President ever.
Update: Read Fred Kaplan for an explanation of just how bad this really is.