Breaking news re: Iran

In breaking but not surprising news, it was revealed today that Iran is not actually developing nuclear weapons. From the New York Times via

Washington – A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains on hold, contradicting an assessment two years ago that Tehran was working inexorably toward building a bomb.

The conclusions of the new assessment are likely to be a major factor in the tense international negotiations aimed at getting Iran to halt its nuclear energy program. Concerns about Iran were raised sharply after President Bush had suggested in October that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to “World War III,” and Vice President Dick Cheney promised “serious consequences” if the government in Tehran did not abandon its nuclear program.

Now before you think that this report will actually end the saber-rattling regarding Iran, please put your dancing shoes back in the closet. The Bush administration has already shifted its justification against Iran by citing Iran’s meddling in Iraq. We are very much not out the woods yet and I would ask for all of my liberal-minded friends to not think that evidence or facts prevail in Bush’s world. Please continue to speak out against war escalation and not just in safe progressive bubbles.

Stay up fam,

Brandon Q.


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2 responses to “Breaking news re: Iran”

  1. hass says :


    Iran NIE report – Are you lying now, or were you lying then?

    If the 2005 NIE report was wrong, why should the 2007 NIE be any more credible? If Iran really had a nuclear weapons program until 2003, then why has the IAEA found no evidence of it?

  2. SALIM KASUJJA says :

    am pleasured to have my say on the nerval world issue of Irans nuclear progrmme.iran like any other country has a right to develop nuclear weapons because its an independent state and no one should question its development.these double standards are don by the west in favour of the state of isreal there fore iran must proceed

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