Déjà Vu ….. It’s NOT Just A Movie

I’ve been saying that this administration is using the same template regarding Iran, that they used to invade Iraq. And as if someone else was reading my mind, Common Dreams posted this today:

Cheney Contradicts Facts and Findings Concerning Iran’s Nuclear Goals

by Borzou Daragahi

BEIRUT — Vice President Dick Cheney charged in an interview released Tuesday that Iran is trying to develop weapons-grade uranium, though international inspectors and U.S. intelligence services have not found evidence of such an effort.0326 06

“Obviously, they’re also heavily involved in trying to develop nuclear weapons enrichment, the enrichment of uranium to weapons-grade levels,” Cheney said, according to a transcript released by the White House of an interview done Monday in Turkey with ABC’s Martha Raddatz.

Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy production, but the U.S. and other Western countries fear Tehran will eventually develop nuclear weapons.

In its latest report, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency, says Iran is enriching uranium at its plant in Natanz to less than 3.8%, which is the level necessary to create fuel for a civilian reactor. Weapons-grade uranium is enriched to 80% or 90%.

Cheney’s comment also contradicted the assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies, which concluded in a report revealed late last year that Iran had halted its efforts to develop nuclear weapons in 2003.

The vice president’s statement was the second time in a week that a White House official has made an allegation regarding Iran’s nuclear program and its intentions that did not square with publicly known facts.

President Bush said last week that Iran’s leaders had “declared” they were seeking nuclear weapons. Iran has always denied the charge, and the White House later backpedaled, calling the president’s remarks “shorthand.”


How do these people sleep at night? I don’t know how they look themselves in the mirror with the outright lies they tell. All I know is this is a song we’ve heard before. Replace Iran with Irag, and replace nuclear weapons with weapons of mass destruction. Same old song, same old dance.

Obviously they really do believe we are all THAT stupid. Do you feel as insulted by that as I do? It used to be that other countries just hated our government….if we continue to sit back saying nothing, we will have earned the hatred that is starting to be aimed at us common citizens.

Interestingly enough, Cheney also toured the Mid-East not long before we invaded Iraq. If this doesn’t set off alarms for you, I don’t what will.


~ by swfreedomlover on March 26, 2008.

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