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Republicans in Congress lying about Iran's nuclear threat

September 14, 2006 12:03 PM

The IAEA just publicly issued a strong rebuke calling the congressional report 'outrageous and dishonest' with "erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated statements."

David Albright, a former nuclear inspector, and one of the experts in Uncovered: "This is like prewar Iraq all over again. You have an Iranian nuclear threat that is spun up, using bad information that's cherry-picked and a report that trashes the inspectors."

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Mike of the Great White North:

Deja vu.

At least this time the IAEA is rightly hitting back. Last time they stayed silent and let Blix get attacked by the rightwing lemmings.

Thu Sep 14 2006 2:22 PM


Right Wing Robby:

If Hitler were a alive today, would you ignore his clearly stated wishes to destroy all the Jews?

The answer is a clear yes. Because those statements are being made today, and being ignored by you.

Fri Sep 15 2006 8:42 AM


Paul:

"Among the committee's assertions is that Iran is producing weapons-grade uranium at its facility in the town of Natanz. The IAEA called that "incorrect," noting that weapons-grade uranium is enriched to a level of 90 percent or more. Iran has enriched uranium to 3.5 percent under IAEA monitoring."

Flagrantly dishonest. This is the same thing they did with Saddam's battlefield chemical weapons, calling them Weapons of Mass Destruction and Weapons of Mass Death. As if those chemical weapons (which turned out not to exist) were more powerful than the battlefield weapons which the U.S. makes use of.

These people like to conflate things and confuse an unsophisticated public. To my knowledge, enriching uranium to low levels is easy. Enriching it to weapons-grade levels is exceedingly difficult.

There is plenty of time for a diplomatic solution to the problem. The use of force should be a last resort. Of course, it won't be, with these Republican clowns running the show. They are so eager to drop bombs on anyone. They're like the pyromaniac kid which many of us remember from our younger days. If they're not lighting something on fire, it's just not a good day.

Fri Sep 15 2006 10:13 AM


Paul:

This is the very best part. What a great example of pre-Iraq War mentality:

"The committee report, written by a single Republican staffer with a hard-line position on Iran, chastised the CIA and other agencies for not providing evidence to back assertions that Iran is building nuclear weapons."

Demanding evidence to back up a preconceived notion. Where have we seen that before?

They never did find those preconceived (imagined) WMD's, so all that pressure they put on the CIA to find "evidence" to prove their existence merely corrupted the intelligence process. And here they are trying to do it again.

Some people just never learn.

Fri Sep 15 2006 10:18 AM


Mike of the Great White North:

"If Hitler were a alive today, would you ignore his clearly stated wishes to destroy all the Jews?"

Iran is not Nazi Germany. You continue to conflate the 2 purely for emotional reasoning(hysteria actually). Bluster and rhetoric in this case do not match ability. One would think digital brownshirt like you would know the difference.

Go back to your F端hrer and tell him the people aren't falling for his Reichstag rhetoric anymore. Ta!

Fri Sep 15 2006 12:45 PM


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