Skip to comments.Panetta: Iran Has Not Yet Decided to Make a Nuclear Bomb
Posted on 01/08/2012 8:26:51 AM PST by bkopto
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday, but is not yet building a bomb and called for continued diplomatic and economic pressure to persuade Tehran not to take that step.
As he has previously, Panetta cautioned against a unilateral strike by Israel against Iran's nuclear facilities, saying the action could trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. forces in the region.
"We have common cause here" with Israel, he said. "And the better approach is for us to work together."
Panetta's remarks on CBS' Face the Nation, which were taped Friday and aired Sunday, reflect the long-held view of the Obama administration that Iran is not yet committed to building a nuclear arsenal, only to creating the industrial and scientific capacity to allow one if its leaders to decide to take that final step.
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Another croc story.
LOL! That crazy Leon is a funny guy. Clueless too!
Of course. Sometimes you just want to make a major investment in getting your Uranium 235 as pure as can be. /s
Who is to say they don’t have them already, and that the “nuke program” is as much cover for prior acquisitions as to develop new ones?
That- coming from Lenny the “liquidator”
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Whew, that is a relief.
For a while there there, Panetta was seeming as if he wasn’t as big a fool as I thought. I’m glad that my old assessment of him has been reconfirmed with this little bit of lunacy.
Panettas remarks were taped Friday? Old Frequent Flyer Leon had to get home to California this weekend to sit in his jacuzzi so the whirlpool would drown out the screams of the dying American Soldiers that he cares absolutely nothing about.
I wonder if Panetta’s middle name is “Neville”...
And dinnerjacket is enriching uranium for ...
if it is later determined that he knew they were currently building bombs, would this make him complicit?
Well,that certainly justifies the remark made by Ron Paul during one of the most recent debates,when he declared in his most agitated voice that “there’s absolutely no evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapon..” Ever notice how,whenever Paul is going all “Code Pink” in his remarks,that he looks like one of those big clownish “tube guys” that flail about in the front of a car dealership or mattress store? He gets so worked up about it he talks in broken sentences,appears to almost be going into seizures and his voice reaches a pitch only to be heard by dogs.
Panetta McClueless..... =.=
Pakistan acquired nukes in about 3 1/2 weeks; why do these hammerheads act like this is somehow beyond the capabilities of iran?
They have not decided to make A nuclear bomb.
They have decided to make HUNDREDS OF nuclear bombs.
"I will stand with them [the muslims] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction," says Obama.
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