Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Iran has no nuclear program: US intelligence

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Theodore Roosevelt

In a devastating blow to neo-conservative militarists desperate to invade yet another country, US intelligence agencies have conclude that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program way back in 2003. This despite the fact that Vice-President Dick Cheney and other belligerents have spent the last two years fanatically to whip up another round of war hysteria to support an aggression against Iran. This report surely won't stop their efforts. They've never been deterred by reality in the past. But hopefully the public, already burnt by having believed the deceit about Iraq, won't bite again.

Update: To the surprise of no one, the Bush administration (author of wars that have destabilized two regions) is trying to spin the report to suggest that Iran still remains a threat to global security. But by now, their credibility is nil. This administration has been deceitful for so long that they no longer know how to recognize or tell the truth. The fake FEMA press conference is a great example. By most accounts, FEMA did a GOOD job in the San Diego fires recovery. They didn't need to lie or deceive. But the habits have become so ingrained in the Bush administration that they simply don't know any other way anymore. And that's why no one believes a word they say anymore.


Mark said...

The Pentagon's against an attack, and the intel community just said "whoa, wait a minute."
I think this may be more than enough critical mass to halt a war.

A Social Skidmark said...

Good post. I agree that this government has completely lost the ability to tell a truth. They contienually compound bad decisions with worse reactions to those decisions, and then enact the Presidential Need To Lie Order to justify everything. They spin everything so it favors them, just like all politicians. It's SOSDD.

Renegade Eye said...

I thought Cheney decided several months ago, he couldn't justify attacking Iran for nuclear weapons.
The other justification is that Iranian weapons are used against Americans.

Anonymous said...

Intelligence, Cheney and Bush Oh My!