Boston Globe columnist, Jeff Jacoby, exposes the stupidity and unreliability of the American NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) report on Iran’s nuclear program.
Read Jeff Jacoby’s analysis: No Reason to relax on Iran
Among other things, he writes:
If the NIE is taken at face value, the mullahs stopped their efforts to weaponize uranium in 2003 “primarily in response to international pressure.” Now what could that be referring to?
There is only one plausible candidate: the invasion of Iraq and toppling of Saddam Hussein.
I note also, that Australia’s Andrew Boltaddressed this point last Friday: Bush still tall in the saddle…
But wait a minute. So the US intelligence services say they now believe Iran stopped trying to build nuclear weapons in 2003?
Gee, what event that year might have shocked and awed them into pulling back?
Was it the same event that not only liberated Iraq, but jolted Libya into giving up its own illegal nuclear weapons program?
Furthermore, the Israeli government, which I consider the most reliable source on Iran’s intentions andactivities says:
It’s apparently true that in 2003 Iran stopped pursuing its military nuclear program for a time.
But in our opinion, since then it has apparently continued that program.
That’s from Ehud Barak, Israel’s Defence Minister.