22 April 2003

white house press briefing with ari fleischer, tuesday, april 22, 2003 - 12:30 pm

mokhiber: msnbc reported this week that israel's nuclear weapons arsenal rivals that of france and britain. given that arsenal, does the president support syria's call to make the middle east a region free of weapons of mass destruction?

ari fleischer: the united states has always supported the middle east as a region free of weapons of mass destruction, lester.

mokhiber: if i could follow up. does israel have nuclear weapons?

ari fleischer: that's a question you need to ask to israel, lester.

[asking the israelis to confirm their possesion of wmd? ... as if that is unknown already.. o, daddy... may i laugh my *ss off for that kind of answer? lol]

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