Right on cue

Thomas Lifson
Were the stakes not so grave, it would be quite amusing to note how the Secretary of Defense demonstrated the wisdom an article published on AT within hours after it was published. Herbert E. Meyer's article yesterday, A Dose of Real-World Intel on Iran, warned that intelligence predictions about when Iran could have a nuclear bomb were worthless: Of course Iran is building a nuclear bomb; the evidence is obvious and overwhelming.  The only purpose of those leaked National Intelligence Estimates asserting that Iran hasn't actually made the decision to build a nuclear bomb, and of similar leaked documents from European intelligence services, is to prevent what the analysts fear would happen.  They're afraid that if they officially judge Iran to be on the verge of having a nuclear bomb, political pressure for a military attack will become irresistible.  They want to delay action until it's too late, so we will be left with no choice except to live with a nuclear-armed...(Read Full Post)

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