Although the government has enacted about half the recommendations -- including creation of a national intelligence director, Nunn said it had largely ignored those concerning the need to find, catalog and destroy plutonium and uranium. "Cradle-to-grave" monitoring of these materials is perhaps the most critical component of the war on terror, he said.Emphasis, mine.
Part of the difficulty, Nunn said, is the effort requires broad international support -- particularly from Russia, where hundreds of tons of loose nuclear material reportedly sit unprotected.
Former Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer, who was a member of the 9/11 Commission, moderated the discussion and agreed the Bush administration and Congress had done virtually nothing since last July to curb nuclear proliferation.
Nice going, Republicans. You've locked up the OBL vote.