Originally Posted by -primetime-
well I guess that the U.S. invading Iran is something we don't have to worry about anymore...or at least until 2015 or so...
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.
Do you really trust intelligence? i mean....didnt intelligence get the WMDs wrong too?
So now the NIE is accurate and to be believed?
This place is amazing sometimes. But then, I doubt anyone from the left actually understands what the intelligence said.
Out of curiousity. They dropped their Nuclear program in 2003, why do they need 3000 centrifuges? They aren't required to generate power.
That is like saying "I've quit beating my wife."
If they are continuing to develop uranium enrichment for nuclear power, they are a stones throw away from continuing development of nuclear weapons. They are hoping and waiting for a Democrat victory next November. After all, North Korea showed them the way...
You did not read or watch the entire report. They resumed it. further they have schematics and other technical data for a working nuclear warhead and have been announcing milestones in centrifuge installation and operation.
They are quite frankly wrong. Iran had 3000 (+) centrifuges working in cascade months ago and plans to add another 3000 by the end of the year and 15000 more next year. 3000 centrifuges by themselves are enpugh to produce enough EU for a nuke in about 6 months. 6000... 3 months. They would of course have to be dedicated to the process, but to be sure the IAEA cannot confirm whether they have additional enrichment capabilities at the military base that recently had a big bang or anywhere else. Hell by 1998 the IAEA had CONFIRMED and intelligence had CONFIRMED that Saddam had "no nuke program", then his SiL defected spilled the beans and we bombed the program he "didn't" have. The IAEA, and the intelligence services have been consistantly wrong about proliferation in
I hardly think their estimate is all that good now.