Monday, December 3

Ahmedinejad vindicated

Now the US intelligence agencies believe that Iran is "not likely to have enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb until 2010-2015." The program apparently ran into technical problems after making significant headway in 2007 by installing gas centrifuges used to enrich uranium. The same report mentions that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003 due to "international pressure." And yet the US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley thinks that the reports findings confirm that "the US was right to be worried about Iran's nuclear ambitions."

For all the good that this finding might do, it puts the ball in Ahmedinejad's court. He has been asserting that Iran is not making a bomb, this reports simply vindicates him. There is nothing stopping him from saying "I told you so!" It makes Ahmedinejad look like the 'truthful' one. It can lead one to believe that his anger against the US is well-placed, justified.

I think I just pity Bush? Not only are his ratings abysmal, it is getting increasingly difficult to tell when he is lying and not.

Update: Iran's reaction - "Iranian state TV hailed the report as a "victory". It said Iran was "honest" and had been "vindicated", while it said the report demonstrated flaws in US intelligence."

3 comments:

Ashutosh said...

On the other hand, it is going to get tricky now because notwthstanding all of Bush's stupid rhetoric, it will be difficult even to enforce possible sanctions against Iran, and that may not necessarily be a good thing.

Manasi said...

Ashutosh: That is true. It shows again how rushing into such sensitive matters can cost you dearly in the longrun. Ani US cha ata langda ala re ala zhala ahe. Adhich trust levels are low, ata jari kadhi khari threat nirman zhali ani concrete intelligence asala hynchykade, tari itarana convince karyala atyanta avaghad janar ahe.

Ashutosh said...

True!