Tuesday, June 29, 2010

America Continues Dithering While Iran Goes Nuke

With all our other problems being made worse by our incompetent White House, now we have to hear that Mr. Panetta's agency reported falsely way back in 2007 that Iran had halted work on their nukes. Did you believe it at the time? So thugs are going to have the capability to nuke us and we sit and dither...it's unbelievable.

...Mr. Panetta buried for good the discredited and politically motivated 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which claimed that Iran halted work on nuclear weapons in 2003. Now the agency, which helped put together that report, believes the Iranians are close to acquiring multiple bombs.

"We think they have enough low-enriched uranium right now for two weapons," Mr. Panetta said. "They do have to enrich it, fully, in order to get there. And we would estimate that if they made that decision, it would probably take a year to get there, probably another year to develop the kind of weapon delivery system in order to make that viable." He said Iran also continues to develop missiles and warheads.

The Obama Administration spent its first year extending a hand to Tehran. Rebuffed, this spring Washington went to its weapon of apparent last resort, sanctions. The U.N. Security Council adopted a set of weak sanctions this month, and the U.S. and Europe have followed with others of their own. Cue Mr. Panetta: "I think the sanctions will have some impact. . . . It could help weaken the regime. It could create some serious economic problems. Will it deter them from their ambitions with regards to nuclear capability? Probably not."

So the U.S. now thinks Iran stands barely two years from an atomic bomb that could target Israel, Europe and beyond, and sanctions "probably" won't stop it. No wonder the world—and not least Tehran—is concluding that the real Obama Administration policy is to learn to live with the inevitability of an Iranian bomb.
Read "Panetta's Bomb" at Wall Street Jr.

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