Friday, August 26, 2005

Rush to Error

The Washington Post tells us that we have been lied to again:

Traces of bomb-grade uranium found two years ago in Iran came from contaminated Pakistani equipment and are not evidence of a clandestine nuclear weapons program, a group of U.S. government experts and other international scientists has determined.

"The biggest smoking gun that everyone was waving is now eliminated with these conclusions," said a senior official who discussed the still-confidential findings on the condition of anonymity.

This is an incredible turn of events. For almost two years we have been badgering Iran about their nuclear program and saber rattling at home, and it was all based on a "mistake".

The Bush administration has a habit of acting too swiftly and too forcefully on information that ultimately turn out to be completely wrong. Many lives and dollars are lost in the process.

We need to be more patient and determine the reliability of information before we act. We need to seek confirmation of the information we have from multiple sources. Finally we need people in the administration who will asses the information they receive objectively, without bias or preconceived plans of action.

That really isn't too much to ask for.

Washington Post


Anonymous r said...

oh yeah?..well they do to have know the Iran "exiles" who tell the Israelis who tell us Iran has nukes are the ones to believe..especially since the exiles and the israelis have never,ever lied to the US.

So says

Tehran “95 Percent Ready” to Develop Nukes, Exiles Say
An exile group that has provided accurate information on Iran’s illicit nuclear programs says the Islamic Republic is “95 percent ready” to make a nuclear bomb, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The group also claims that Iran is trying to import tritium, a material that increases the power of nuclear bombs by ten times. Iran alarmed the international community earlier this month by restarting efforts to convert uranium ore into the gas used for enrichment, a key step in assembling atomic arms. Its pursuit of nuclear weapons has prompted members of Congress to sign on to the Iran Freedom and Support Act, which would choke off funds that Iran could use to develop nuclear weapons. Urge your lawmakers to support the Iran Freedom and Support Act.

8/27/2005 09:31:00 AM  

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