The President of France wants to supply Libya with a nuclear reactor. From the Telegraph:
During a meeting with Col Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Mr Sarkozy agreed to help the country with a nuclear-powered project to desalinate seawater. France has Europe's largest civil nuclear power industry and a vital commercial interest in exporting reactors and technology.
Any Libyan reactor could be supplied by Areva, France's leading nuclear energy company. Until he invited international inspectors into Libya in 2003, Col Gaddafi had a covert nuclear weapons programme.
I guess 2003 is ancient history. Oh, wait, no its not. It's only four years ago.
To spell it out. Civilian nuke proliferation leads to military proliferation. And that's not something I want to see any more of. But don't get me wrong. I'm not picking on Libya. I don't trust France with nuclear power either. Or Japan (which has tens of thousands of kilograms of plutonium stockpiled). Or the USA. None of them, for that matter.