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Has Obama Called Bibi's Bluff?

mgoodell Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 12:35 PM
Corbett, you are mistaken. One CIA intelligence estimate late in the Bush administration made the spurious claim that Iran was not actively developing a nuclear weapon. The rationale was that they were not manufacturing the triggering mechanism which allows a nuclear-armed missile to explode. There was documentation in the report that Iran was continuing to develop the materials necessary to build a nuclear explosive, and to develop the missile technology to deliver the weapon. They were doing everything except building the trigger. It was casuistry to the highest degree to claim that Iran wasn't building a weapon. Your thinking is, at best, sloppy, though more likely dishonest.

What is Bibi Netanyahu up to?

With all his warnings of Iran's "nuclear capability," of red lines being crossed, of "breakout," of the international community failing in its duty, of an "existential threat" to Israel, what is the prime minister's game?

The answer is apparent. Bibi wants Iran's nuclear program shut down, all enrichment ended, all enriched uranium removed and guarantees that Iran will never again start up a nuclear program.

And if Tehran refuses to surrender its right even to a peaceful nuclear program, he wants its nuclear facilities, especially the enrichment facility at Fordow, deep inside...