Monday, December 03, 2007

US Eases Iran War Preparations

The US leadership, which has been preparing us for war against Iran, has taken a step back from the brink. But they still want us to be ready, just in case they change the facts their minds. My thoughts in square brackets:

Iran appears "less determined" to develop nuclear weapons than previously thought, US intelligence officials say.
[Iran might not be a threat]

Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 but is continuing to enrich uranium, a National Intelligence Estimate assessment has concluded.
[They could soon be a danger]

A senior advisor to President Bush said the report was "positive" but the risk of a nuclear Iran remained "serious".
[Things look a bit better now, but we might have to nuke them]

The assessment says with "moderate confidence" that the programme has not restarted.
[We have time to decide what to do]

Iran made "significant progress" in 2007 installing gas centrifuges used to enrich uranium - a process necessary for producing the fissile nuclear material needed to build a nuclear bomb, the report says.
[Iran is an evil country]

But the report's authors judge with "moderate confidence" that Iran "still faces significant technical problems" operating the new equipment.
[we can relax for now]

And they conclude that the country is not likely to have enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb until 2010-2015.
[If things don't improve, we ill invade Iran in 2010-2015]

News Report from BBC

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