The two faces of Rumsfeld:

2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea


2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change

Rumsfeld’s spokesperson says the Defense Secretary just “does not recall” the issue coming before the board back then. ‘ “One could draw the conclusion that economic and personal interests took precedent over non-proliferation,” said Steve LaMontagne, an analyst with the Centre for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington.’ Guardian/UK