Iran Might Be Next

The Guardian reports that UN Ambassador John Bolton has told British MPs that nuclear sites in Iran can be "taken out." The whole quote came from Eric Illsley, a Labour committee member, who said the envoy told the MPs: "They must know everything is on the table and they must understand what that means. We can hit different points along the line. You only have to take out one part of their nuclear operation to take the whole thing down."

Ok, now we know the position of the Bush Administration. What about people who actually know something about the situation?

The CIA appears to be the most sceptical about a military solution and shares the state department's position, say British MPs, in suggesting gradually stepping up pressure on the Iranians.
I see. Any other organizations that want to put forth a possible solution?
The Pentagon position was described, by the committee chairman, Mike Gapes, as throwing a demand for a militarily enforced embargo into the security council "like a hand grenade - and see what happens".
This just keeps getting better and better!
According to Time magazine, the US plans to present the security council with evidence that Iran is designing a crude nuclear bomb, like the one dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. The evidence will be in the form of blueprints that the US said were found on a laptop belonging to an Iranian nuclear engineer, and obtained by the CIA in 2004. However, any such presentation will bring back memories of a similar briefing in February 2003 in which Colin Powell, then US secretary of state, laid out evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, which proved not to exist.
THIS is why you can't lie to get your way in the international community. Now that there really is a possibility that a State with ties to Terrorism could produce a Nuclear Weapon, Dear Leader has squandered our international reputation and our ability to form a strong international consensus for dealing with a crisis like this we're left out in the wind. Because Georgie wanted his war in the sandbox, Iran will become a nuclear power.

Heckuva Job, Dubya.

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