Monday, December 03, 2007

Iran Halted Nuclear Weapons Programme in 2003 According to US Intelligence

Here is a piece of news that might be worth bookmarking should the Cheney backed propaganda campaign go into overdrive:

Iran halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003, intelligence agencies said today, in an unexpected finding that boosts hopes of a diplomatic solution to the problem.

A new national intelligence estimate on Iran concluded, in contrast to two years ago, that Tehran had halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003, prompting a conciliatory message from the White House.

"The estimate offers grounds for hope that the problem can be solved diplomatically, without the use of force, as the administration has been trying to do," said Stephen Hadley, the national security adviser.

"Tehran's decision to halt its nuclear weapons programme suggests it is less determined to develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005," stated the unclassified summary of the secret report.

So, Iran aren't trying to develop a nuclear bomb at the moment. Israel isn't about to be wiped off the map by Iran (not that anyone has actually said this - well, apart from the MSM anyway). The world is not about to be threatened by some supposed mad man in Iran. In short, nothing to worry about. Unless you're Dick Cheney of course. Then you are going to be spending a little bit more time than usual on trying to prove that bombing another country back into the stone age is really in our best interests. Although with Fox News in your corner, you're probably not going to need to work that much harder.