Skip to comments.US intelligence: Iran will be able to build first nuclear bomb by February 2009
Posted on 10/21/2008 11:38:08 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
US intelligences amended estimate, that Iran will be ready to build its first bomb just one month after the next US president is sworn in, is disclosed by DEBKAfiles Washington sources as having been relayed as a guideline to the Middle East teams of both presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The information prompted the assertion by Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden in Seattle Sunday, Oct. 19: It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. Israel has (nearly) run out of time.
Don’t worry, they will blame Bush if anything happens.
This needs to be in ads, especially by 527s. This goes back to the 2am phone call.
Another reason why we need McCain.
I wonder if THIS is what Biden was referring to? The campaigns just received security briefings last week or so. Perhaps Joe was talking up a Iranian nuclear weapons facility attack by US forces instead of Isreal?.............
Remember when John Kerry said in 2004 they were 10-15 years away from this?
Now we know where Biden gets his news.
My how time flies....
Yep, that would definitely fall into that six month window that Biden mentioned.
Is this the crisis that Joe “the Dumber” was talking about?
We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.
He just couldn’t hold it in.
Yawn. Now talking about Joe the Plumbers unpaid taxes, that’s NEWS.
Leaked out through his mouth.............
If they don't, then I will call them on the phone and write them letters of disapproval!"
I’m of the opinion Israel strikes after the election but before January. They don’t want to roil the world oil markets leading up to the election, but if pressed by some new development they would strike before 11/4. They don’t have the luxury of being able to put this off much longer and they do not want to deal with zero.
So much for the fish-wrap National Intelligence Estimate!
Bush might as well go after Iran now, his “legacy” is already completely trashed. At least he would take the heat rather than the next President.
Israel will not wait - If Barack is elected, Israel will attack Iran while Bush is still President. They will not wait and trust Obama to throw US support behind Israel.
Then Barack will inherit another war to manage....beside Iraq and Afghanistan.
I’ll generally agree. Whatever they do (wink wink nudge nudge) they’ll need Bush around as long as possible to facilitate them, which will take a few weeks to sort out, so they must start it very soon. The task must be completed before O takes over.
I’ll also suggest they will do something big before 11/4. A major Middle East conflict will sway voters toward McCain, who they need to assure continuing support post-1/20. Since shallow predictions are popular, I’ll suggest Israel goes after Iran this very week.