* Pamela Geller from Atlas has a take on the intelligence debakel designed to discredit Bush and to stop an attack on the mad Mullah’s of Iran, who can now peacefully assemble their nuclear bombs…
Who is in charge? The NIE report on Iran’s cessation of their nuclear program is a thinly veiled attempt to change the direction (if there is one) on how we handle Iran’s nukes. And that has clearly succeeded.
The permanent bureaucrats in these intelligence agencies are notoriously partisan and their intel is poor at best. These guys are running the country now? Yes, that’s a 21st century coup. Bush will not be able to get anything nothing done on Iran.
This, IMAO is sabotage, sedition. And it’s a very scary turn of the knife.
John Bolton on the O’Reilly Factor last night
Iran Declares Victory, IAEA Agrees
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s president declared victory over the United States on Wednesday and the head of a U.N. watchdog said Iran had been “somewhat vindicated” by a U.S. report that it halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003.
President George W. Bush called for Tehran to “come clean” on its nuclear activities and stop its enrichment of uranium which can potentially be used to make atomic bombs.
But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would press ahead with its nuclear program which the Islamic Republic says has only peaceful civilian aims.
“Today, the Iranian nation is victorious but you (the United States) are empty-handed,” Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech to a rally in the western Iranian city of Ilam.
Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the report gave Iran a chance to resolve the crisis and former chief UN arms inspector Hans Blix said it meant there would be no military action against Iran “in the intermediate future”
The UN’s blind nuclear watchdog, sounding as usual like a sleazy apologist for Iran, agrees:
Mohamed El-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the report gave Iran a chance to resolve the crisis.
“It opens a window of opportunity for Iran now because Iran obviously has been somewhat vindicated in saying they have not been working on a weapons program at least for the last few years,” El-Baradei told a news conference in Brazil’s capital.
* Hans Blix, as we all know is a completely deluded jackass. Anyone who reads this blog knows that Muhammad Al Babbledai supports the global jihad. This guy is in the opposite camp and we pay him to deceive us. The world is on skid row…
Israeli ambassador Dan Gillerman on the NIE
Simple question: Why would Iran, which floats on an ocean of oil, choose to invest in a nuclear energy program instead of upgrading its refining capacity so that it doesn’t have to import gasoline? He fears there’s only one answer. So does Israeli intelligence: “If one looks at the investment, if one looks at the nature of the project, if you look at the cost to the Iranian economy, there is no logical explanation other than that the Iranian program is not benign.” Even the Times acknowledges that mastering enrichment, which will Iran will now certainly be allowed to do, is the hard part of building a weapon; ElBaradei himself estimated just a few weeks ago that if they’ve worked out the kinks in their 3,000-centrifuge cascade, they could have a bomb in a year. The cause for celebration, especially on the left, isn’t that Iran is no longer a threat, it’s that it’s a threat that Bush has no grounds for confronting militarily and is unlikely to be able to pressure diplomatically. It’s the next president’s problem now.