December 17, 2009
What are we to make of this? Confidential intelligence reports obtained by the London Times newspaper reveal that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb.
I thought diplomacy, understanding and reaching out to Muslims were supposed to keep Iran from building a bomb. They've never admitted this is what they are doing. They've said all along their nuclear program is for peaceful use and generation of electricity. Muslims think their Koran allows them to lie to infidels like us.
The documents describe a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion. Foreign intelligence agencies date them to early 2007, four years after Iran was thought to have suspended its weapons program.
Who thought that? Why, gullible Westerners, the UN, the IAEA. The same people who always believe the lies totalitarians tell us because they know us better than we know them. What now, Mr. President?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.