Bush To Akmenutjob "Come Clean"
Alot of talk going on about this *New* Intelligence report on Iran and it's capability or non-capability to build a Nuclear Bomb. Bush isnt buying this report and frankly neither am I. Here's a snip of what President Bush had to say today *snip*.
President Bush, trying to keep pressure on Iran, called on Tehran Wednesday to "come clean" about the scope of its nuclear activities or else face diplomatic isolation.
Two days after a new intelligence report said that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago, Bush demanded that Tehran detail its previous program to develop nuclear weapons "which the Iranian regime has yet to acknowledge."
"The Iranians have a strategic choice to make," he said. "They can come clean with the international community about the scope of their nuclear activities, and fully accept the long-standing offer to suspend their enrichment program and come to the table and negotiate, or they can continue on a path of isolation."
The administration is worried that the new National Intelligence Estimate — representing a consensus of all U.S. spy agencies — weakens its leverage over Iran and its ability to build global pressure on Tehran to stop its uranium enrichment program.
Bush, arriving here on a campaign fundraising trip, said he had consulted with members of his national security team, who gave him a report about what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley have learned in talks during the past several days with their counterparts in Britain, Germany, France and Russia.
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Fred Thompson Issues Statement On NIE Report *snip*
Iran, Nuclear Weapons, and the NIE
Posted on December 5th, 2007
By Fred in Iran, Commentaries
The new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran’s Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities doesn’t change my view of that we need to restrain Iran. The NIE confirms that as recently as the fall of 2003, Iran was covertly working to develop nuclear weapons. Perhaps they have since halted their covert nuclear weapons work, but meanwhile they continue to aggressively pursue a uranium enrichment capability, despite the fact that it makes no economic sense as a civilian program.
This program was begun secretly as part of their larger nuclear weapons program and could be converted to bomb-making in short order. The knowledge and equipment necessary to enrich uranium for civilian nuclear fuel is identical to that used to enrich uranium for a nuclear bomb; making fissile material for an atomic weapon just takes a little longer. Iran developed this program covertly and illicitly (in violation of its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty safeguards obligations) and pursued it for years before the United States and others found out about it. Iran’s transgressions are numerous: it failed to declare its activities, hid key portions of its program, and acquired material and technology illicitly, among other things. Much of this continues to this day.
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Is Akmenutjob playing us all for fools? What on earth would he need cetrifuges for? Why would this idiot enrich Uranium right out in the open? Did he really stop his program in 2003? Didnt he claim he got the secrets to make a nuke from A.Q. Kahn? Why does he throw out weapons inspectors like Saddam did? Is he making all this "Wiping America and Israel Off The Map" stuff up? Israel is not going to be blown off the face of the earth or marched off into the water over an NIE report. Is Nutball trying to fool us like Saddam did? Or is he making it look like he's been fooling us for quite a while when all along he really hasnt been, and everybody thinks he has and that's what he want's. I cant explain it, but something is fishy about all this.