Busted yes, but not brought to justice
US President George W. Bush twice mentioned Khan the Centrifugist in the first campaign debate.
The A.Q. Khan network has been brought to justice…
We busted the A.Q. Khan network. This was a proliferator out of Pakistan that was selling secrets to places like North Korea and Libya. [Washington Post]
On the same day, Pakistan refused to allow international investigators from the IAEA access to A Q Khan. By failing to squeeze Pakistan to come clean on its nuclear transgressions, the United States has only half-completed the job. Bush is right when he says the Khan shop was busted, but as long as he allows the Pakistani regime to continue with obfuscation and subterfuge, he can hardly claim to have brought the perpetrators to justice.
And John Kerry did not even challenge this.