Bush continues to ignore the latest report about Iran’s nuclear program, claiming Iran is a serious nuclear threat, while simultaneously taking credit for the end of Iran’s nuclear program.
Is it just me, or does that not make any sense at all?
The Bush administration has spent years warning that Iran’s development of nuclear power plants and enriched uranium masked an effort to produce an atomic bomb. But in a reversal of a 2005 report, the National Intelligence Estimate released Monday concluded that Iran suspended nuclear weapons work in late 2003 and was unlikely to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a bomb until at least 2010.
Instead of focusing on that reversal, Bush has continued to stress that the report confirms long-standing suspicions that Iran had a nuclear weapons program in the first place. He said Wednesday that Tehran “has more to explain about its nuclear intentions and past actions,” including a weapons program “which the Iranian regime has yet to acknowledge.”
But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the report was “a declaration of victory” for Iran in the face of international pressure to suspend his country’s production of nuclear fuel.
“Iran is a peaceful nuclear country now, and they have all accepted Iran as a nuclear country and have announced they will stand a nuclear Iran,” Ahmadinejad said Wednesday.
But Bush said Tuesday the report “doesn’t do anything to change my opinion about the danger Iran poses to the world.” And Perino called Ahmadinejad a “liar” Wednesday, because the new NIE shows that Tehran did have a clandestine nuclear weapons program at one time.
“If anyone wants to call the president a liar, they are misreading the situation for their own political purposes,” Perino said. “The liar is Ahmadinejad, and he has a lot of explaining to do.”
In the August meeting, the White House said, McConnell told Bush “that the intelligence community would not be able to meet a congressionally imposed deadline requiring a National Intelligence Estimate on Iran because new information had been obtained.”
Perino said this information showed the White House was correct in believing that Iran had a nuclear weapons program, which it halted only because of Bush’s policies.
“The international pressure — and the president’s approach — has worked,” she said.
So anyone who dares to question the warmongering Bush is “misreading the situation for their own political purposes”, but Bush never misreads anything even though he continues to claim Iran is an imminent nuclear threat despite reports that they do not presently have a nuclear program, and haven’t had one since 2003.
Yeah, that makes sense. Not.
On the bright side, we have less than a year before
Dear Leader Bush has no choice but to leave the White House.
Originally posted on Adventures in Frickintardistan