Tuesday, December 4, 2007


According to a report just released from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that corroborates an earlier report from the UN, Iran halted its nuclear weapons program back in 2003.

"The IAEA says a new U.S. intelligence report saying Iran stopped a secret nuclear weapons program four years ago confirms what the U.N. agency has been saying for years." (VOA News)

"A senior IAEA official said Tuesday in Vienna that the report validates agency statements that inspectors have found no secret nuclear program, and that there is no imminent danger, leaving time for negotiations."

The finding is "a bombshell." It means the Iran-war scare is over for the time being, and the World War III camp has been slapped on the nose. Right?

You would think so, but President Bush stuck to his talking points in an early morning press conference.

"I view this report as a warning signal that they had the program, they halted the program," Bush said. "The reason why it's a warning signal is they could restart it." (from ABC News )

“I still feel strongly that Iran’s a danger,” Bush said. “I think it is very important for the international community to recognize the fact that if Iran were to develop the knowledge that they could transfer to a clandestine program, it would create a danger for the world.”

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