Sunday, March 30, 2008


Another Stumble find:

Headlined on 3/29/08:
Saudi Newspaper: Prepare for radioactive fallout from US nuclear attack on Iran


Now this, recently published in the Center for American Progress Action Fund's The Progress Report:

ADMINISTRATION -- ECHOING BUSH AND CHENEY, HAYDEN SAYS IRAN PURSUING NUCLEAR WEAPONS: CIA Director Michael Hayden is the latest high ranking Bush administration official to claim that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Asked by NBC host Tim Russert last Sunday if he "believe[s] the Iranians are trying to develop a nuclear program," Hayden said, "yes." While he did not offer any specific evidence of his "personal belief," his comment contradicts a key finding from the latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran -- that the Iranians halted its efforts to develop nuclear weapons in 2003. Moreover, the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report has said that Iran is only enriching uranium to a level consistent with a civilian nuclear program. Recently, President Bush falsely claimed that Iran "declared they want to have a nuclear weapon," and Vice President Dick Cheney also stated that Iran is "heavily involved in trying to develop nuclear weapons enrichment, the enrichment of uranium to weapons grade levels."