Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sorry, No Smoking Gun

No Proof Found of Iran Arms Program
Uranium Traced to Pakistani Equipment
By Dafna Linzer Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, August 23, 2005; Page A01

"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."

Now, whether or not this will shut the mouths of the Bush Administration, which has even gone so far as to consider a nuclear strike against Iran, remains to be seen. This news should be underlined and reinforced with severe beatings in case the Administration starts getting bellicose. Remember, it was bogus assertions of WMDs in Iraq that led to our current military misadventure.


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