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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

NIE Report On Iranian Nukes: Updated

Well the new National Intelligence Estimate is out and it says Iran shelved their atomic bomb ambitions back in '03, hmm, I wonder what happened in '03 to get them to do that along with Libiya. I take what they have to say with a healthy dose of salt considering how little we actually know about it and how flawed these reports have been in the past. Gateway Pundit has a great roundup on the topic.
Meanwhile Israel is saying don't be so stupid as to take it seriously that Iran is not trying to build an indigenous nuclear capability with weapons in mind. Whatever the situation our next President and Congress must be prepared and capable of dealing with the worst case scenario not the rose colored glasses scenario of flowers, cups of tea and rounds of Kumbaya. The Democrats have demonstrated their complete inability to deal with serious foriegn policy issues besides run away or attempt to bribe for peace. Iran and what to do about this rogue regime should be a major topic next year in Congressional and Presidential races because if they did shelve their plans in '03 after Saddam fell then the Bush Doctrine is vindicated and if they didn't the Bush is still right in continueing the pressure in the international community especially in the ME as the Arab countries are just as leery of the Persians as Israel is. Several of the Emirites have given Israel overflight permission should they choose to strike preemptively as they did in Syria recently at a reported nuclear facility which some believe to be a nuclear bomb factory not a reactor from NoKo. Even if Iraq and Afganistan are largely stabalized by then the ME is still a very messed up region and our next leaders need to be ready and able to deal with it and the Democrats have demonstrated they prefer the head in the sand approach, ignore and deny.

Update: Don at American Power has a great comprehensive post up, a must visit and read

6 comments:

Gayle said...

You know that I don't believe it, Goat!

American Interests said...

Not sure about this report. I was already getting concerned about America and even Israel suddenly going soft on Iran and now this...

It was only in mid November that Tehran boasted that it had defied the west, "moving toward the peaks of success step by step."

There really isn't a choice, Irans program should be stopped...

American Interests said...

Forgot to add, see Alan Dowd's take on this at:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=3276F970-D873-4C70-86C3-A0AD0E7ADC0E

Goat said...

Thanks for the link Otto.
Gayle, I know where my Dragon Lady stands! I am glad it is behind her, LOL.

Goat said...

correction, I am glad I stand behind her.

American Interests said...

Letting the dust settle first, I finally posted on the NIE over at American Interests....