Re: atemi is 90% of Aikido
"No where in the literature does it refer to the uke but takes the viewpoint that nage is delivering the atemi, or at least strongly infers it."
Who's judging what the "inferring" is? What I think something infers, and what you think something infers can be two dramatically different things (depending on our differnt reasoning, and experiences). I also agree with George, it's kind of a koan, and you should ask yourself what it means. That's (that it refers to incoming attacks) just what I think it means. I do however think that this is the dividing line between "aiki" and "ju".
p.s. John, I like your web page!