From the article:
The Bush administration has been trying to hide or downplay the intelligence reports to protect its pro-business policies toward China, and to continue to claim that China is helping the United States in the war on terrorism. U.S. officials have openly criticized Iran for the arms transfers but so far there has been no mention that China is a main supplier.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that the flow of Iranian arms to Afghanistan is "fairly substantial" and that it is likely taking place with the help of the Iranian government.
Defense officials are upset that Chinese weapons are being used to kill Americans. "Americans are being killed by Chinese-supplied weapons, with the full knowledge and understanding of Beijing where these weapons are going," one official said. The arms shipments show that the idea that China is helping the United States in the war on terrorism is "utter nonsense," the official said.
The Chinese government are a bunch of ungrateful bastards. We give them top secret missile technology, and this is how they treat us? And President Bush should take a page from the Reagan playbook. Communists are not our friends. Glossing over China's aiding and abetting of our enemies just to have trade in cheap consumer goods makes me sick. How much plastic vomit and fake dog crap piles do we need? We should suspend all trade with China, and make our own cheap consumer goods. It will give us something to do with the 12 to 20+ million illegal aliens to which Mr. Bush wants to give amnesty.
Aside: If you are a hippie environmental wacko leftist, you should check out the environmental damage caused by China's export goods based industrial economy. They don't care about anything but production. They are commies, remember?