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Friday, July 03, 2009


 

Iranian nukes and "gut feelings"


Reuters reports:
The incoming head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday he did not see any hard evidence Iran was trying to gain the ability to develop nuclear arms.
Except that's not what he said:
"I don't see any evidence in IAEA official documents about this," Yukiya Amano told Reuters.
Not "no hard evidence." "No evidence."

And why is that significant? Because it's a step up from the previous occupant of the office, who relied on the same source of "evidence" as did George Bush - his "gut":

Current International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said last month it was his "gut feeling" Iran was seeking the ability to produce nuclear arms, if it desired, as an "insurance policy" against perceived threats.
And of such "gut feelings" are sanctions justified (and more than a million Iraqis killed).


Why stop here? There's more...

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