Thursday, April 13, 2006
Bush administration tells ABC Iran could move quickly to a nuclear weapon. Gee, lying about WMD in order to spark a war. Sound familiar?
An anonymous US official told ABC today that "It is a very big deal [that Iran is enriching Uranium], and we fear they could try to move quickly to a nuclear weapon."
No offense to my mother, but that's a bit like saying my mom may move quickly to running the marathon. Yes, she may, but by the end of 8 blocks we'd probably need to carry her the rest of the way. Just because you say you're gonna try, doesn't mean you can do it. THE LATEST US INTELLIGENCE BEST ESTIMATE says Iran is 10 years away from being able to develop a nuke, period.
Radditz, to her credit, pointed out that the actual experts she talked to say Iran is 3 to 5 years away from producing a nuke. While she didn't bother mentioning that the best estimate from the US intelligence community, the folks who actually have access to the real info, is ten years.
Then ABC concludes with a great quote from a, yes anonymous, Bush official:
"What we're really scared of is what we don't know about the Iranians."As BC wrote in the comments to this post,"I know so little about that hornets' nest... I must kick it!"
I am scared, really scared. Scared of an incompetent president rushing us into yet another unnecessary and dangerous war based on phony and/or incomplete evidence.
Does any of this sound familiar to anyone?
Mark my words, this is all about politics and Bush's falling approval ratings. Bush will send to congress, BEFORE the fall elections, a resolution authorizing the use of force agaist Iran. The resolution won't be necessary for years, probably like ten years, but then again, that's not really the point now is it.