Many analysts no longer doubted that Libya could have made a bomb, eventually, if the program had not been stopped and it had found a way to supplement its limited technical expertise. Though most of the rotors for the centrifuges were initially missing (many turned up months later on a ship near South Africa) experts said that had the centrifuges been properly assembled in cascades--always dicey in a technologically challenged state--Libya could have produced enough fuel to make as many as 10 nuclear warheads a year.
Miller, it seems, has accepted Lewis Libby's invitation to "come back to work--and life." Can we expect to see the reporter uncovering an anthrax program in Tehran? A sarin factory in Caracas? A gas station in suburban Ottawa?