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Molon Labe
02-13-2009, 10:32 AM
http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/thatseemsfair/latimes0049.html




U.S. now sees Iran as pursuing nuclear bomb
In a reversal since a 2007 report, U.S. officials expect the Islamic Republic to reach development milestones this year.
By Greg Miller

February 12, 2009

Reporting from Washington Little more than a year after U.S. spy agencies concluded that Iran had halted work on a nuclear weapon, the Obama administration has made it clear that it believes there is no question that Tehran is seeking the bomb.

In his news conference this week, President Obama went so far as to describe Iran's "development of a nuclear weapon" before correcting himself to refer to its "pursuit" of weapons capability.

Obama's nominee to serve as CIA director, Leon E. Panetta, left little doubt about his view last week when he testified on Capitol Hill. "From all the information I've seen," Panetta said, "I think there is no question that they are seeking that capability."

The language reflects the extent to which senior U.S. officials now discount a National Intelligence Estimate issued in November 2007 that was instrumental in derailing U.S. and European efforts to pressure Iran to shut down its nuclear program.

As the administration moves toward talks with Iran, Obama appears to be sending a signal that the United States will not be drawn into a debate over Iran's intent.

"When you're talking about negotiations in Iran, it is dangerous to appear weak or naive," said Joseph Cirincione, a nuclear weapons expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund, an anti-proliferation organization based in Washington.

For those Liberals that criticized Bushy....This is some change. :rolleyes:

I thought this already cleared it up.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/international/20071203_release.pdf

National Intelligence Estimate:
Iran: Nuclear Intentions and
Capabilities

BadCat
02-13-2009, 10:47 AM
For those Liberals that criticized Bushy....This is some change. :rolleyes:

I thought this already cleared it up.



Ah c'mon.
MulattoMan could declare war on Canada and the moonbats would support him.

lacarnut
02-13-2009, 11:22 AM
Ah c'mon.
MulattoMan could declare war on Canada and the moonbats would support him.

Or he could bomb a milk factory in Tim Buck Two. The Magic MulattoMan ain't going to do squat about Iran's nukes.

FlaGator
02-13-2009, 11:34 AM
Ah c'mon.
MulattoMan could declare war on Canada and the moonbats would support him.

I could probably get behind that too :D