Who needs intelligence? We got Gee Dubya

One of the questions that many ask is, do we understand the Iranian issue well? Do we understand the consequences of Iran having a nuclear weapon, which it looks like they want to try achieve — to get. And the answer is, absolutely. — President George W. “Gee Dubya” Bush, May 2007

As much verbosity that our prez has heaped upon Iran and their alleged designs on making nuke-le-ar bombs, one would think old Amasneezingjob had a nuke ready to pull off the assembly line and fling it in a trebuchet towards the West post haste. So it strikes one as funny — and not in the “ha, ha, ha” sense — that our nation’s own intelligence community thinks that Iran stopped working on trying to build the better bomb several years ago and have not attempted to restart their supposed nuclear ambitions.

“We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program; we also assess with moderate-to-high confidence that Tehran at a minimum is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons,” says the preamble to a number of so-called “key judgments” derived from the latest National Intelligence Estimate regarding Iran and its nuclear intentions and capabilities.

The briefing paper goes on to say that as of mid-2007, the intelligence community has judged with “moderate confidence” that Tehran has not resumed its nuclear weapons program and it is unknown as to whether they intend to do so. But wait, here is even more of a bombshell, pardon the pun:

“Tehran’s decision to halt its nuclear weapons program suggests it is less determined to develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005.”

So what does all of this mean with respect to our president and his Boss Hog, Vice President Dick Cheney, running around the world making us think that World War III is just over the next hill due to Iran’s desire to become a nuclear power? Well, it depends on how the White House wants to spin it and spin it they will. They will say that their pushing the international community to apply pressure to Tehran is one reason for the success — but that should give us no solace, the White House is sure to point out. That is because George W. and Dick C. and Karl R. and Rush L. and Sean H. and Barney B. all want us to get into more war. More war feeds the war machine and puts the money into the pockets of those poor rich Republicans who can barely afford to feed their slaves, er, hired help, caviar. That is a very cynical statement, I realize, but after seeing the M.O. that delivered us into Baghdad one can only imagine what these evil men and women have up their sweaty, little sleeves.

In other words, what’s the big deal that we find out Iran isn’t making nuclear weapons? They did lust in their heart for those weapons just as Saddam once used poisonous gas against his people. Therefore, says the Bushites, Iran, like the late Saddam before, is guilty, guilty, guilty. Break out the shock and awe!

To which I say: Awe s**t.

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