Skip to comments.Revisionism and The Iranian Non-Bomb
Posted on 12/04/2007 11:35:23 AM PST by rightinthemiddle
The latest news from Iran about the supposed abandonment in 2003 of the effort to produce a Bomb if even remotely accurate presents somewhat of a dilemma for liberal Democrats.
Are they now to suggest that Republicans have been warmongering over a nonexistent threat for partisan purposes? But to advance that belief is also to concede that Iran, like Libya, likely came to a conjecture (around say early spring 2003?) that it was not wise for regimes to conceal WMD programs, given the unpredictable, but lethal American military reaction.
After all, what critic would wish now to grant that one result of the 2003 war aside from the real chance that Iraq can stabilize and function under the only consensual government in the region might have been the elimination, for some time, of two growing and potentially nuclear threats to American security, quite apart from Saddam Hussein?
War is unpredictable and instead of "no blood for oil" (oil went from $20 something to $90 something a barrel after the war, enriching Iraq and the Arab Gulf region at our expense), perhaps the cry, post facto, should have been "no blood for the elimination of nukes."
In the meantime, expect a variety of rebuttals to this assurance that for 4 years the Iranians haven't gotten much closer to producing weapons grade materials.
what. we’re supposed to believe the little freak in Tehran has nothing up his sleeve?
This is the Administration’s way of saying they won’t attack Iran to downplay the seriousness of there nuke making capability. This is either being done because:
1) Iran already has weapons grade Plutonium and now shutting down there Uranium enrichment is a waste of time.
2) The Administration does not have enough support to bomb Iran or fears the economic damage of short-term oil supply disruption could spark the pending recession early, being bad for the GOP coming into elections.
That’s a pretty twisted justification. The 2003 war against Iraq’s phantom nukes deterred Iran from having phantom nukes of their own.