Same old song

So CNN is on above my desk, and Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Joel Mowbray about the threat of Iran, and Mowbray is saying something about how no one doubts Iran wants to build nukes.

On Sept. 11, 2002, Mowbray wrote this column.

Over the last 14 months, Saddam has been scrambling to acquire thousands of specially designed aluminum tubes, which are used in centrifuges to enrich uranium. Saddam has been meeting with his top scientists in recent months, and Iraqi defectors have told us for years of his insatiable hunger for nuclear weapons.As an administration official explained, there are only three reasons to develop nuclear weapons: 1) as a response to a neighbor with superior conventional forces, like what Pakistan faces with India, 2) to counter an enemy’s nuclear program, and 3) to terrorize your neighbors thru some combination of blackmail or actual attacks. Iraq does not fall into the first two categories, and Saddam’s past actions alone make clear his designs.

Oh, and there was this.

The International Institute of Strategic Studies this week released a study, which found that Saddam could be merely months away from functional nukes under the right circumstances.Iraq’s eventual acquisition of nuclear capabilities is not even disputed by critics of an Iraq attack, such as former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. Every day we wait is another day we grant Saddam to build his arsenal of terror. Saddam may or may not have played a role in 9/11, but that is irrelevant—he could very well mastermind the next 9/11.

Again – I just saw this wanker* on CNN talking about what “everyone knows” about Iran.

I think it’s time to give Stephen Glass his own CNN show.

*originally a ruder word. Sorry, Joel.

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