Iran Stopped Nuclear Work In 2003?
|Move along, everyone. Nothing to see here! This is just an X-Ray center!|
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003 and is unlikely to be able to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb until 2010 to 2015, a U.S. intelligence report says.Oh, so we're good until 2010 or so? Sweet. Let's forget our troubles with a big bowl of strawberry ice cream!
But the latest report says Iran -- which declared its ability to produce enriched uranium for a civilian energy program in 2006 -- could reverse that decision and eventually produce a nuclear weapon if it wanted to do so.Yeah, but that won't be for a few years, so there's no reason to worry. I say we follow this advice and ask President Ahmadinejad over for a Texas barbecue.
Iran has insisted its nuclear program is strictly aimed at producing electricity, and the country has refused the U.N. Security Council's demand to halt its enrichment program. (H/T - CNN)And if Iran is insisting, then you just know that they are telling the truth, right? I wonder how the Democrats will react to this information? They refused to believe estimates that Iraq was developing WMD's, but I'll wager they'll hold this information to a much higher standard.
Personally, I take any foreign intelligence estimates with a giant grain of salt.