Bush Spins Iran's Centrifuges
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2007
By Ray McGovern
December 8, 2007
Without weaver-in-chief Karl Rove and former presidential spokesman Tony Snow, it is amateur hour at the White House. And the theater would be as funny as The Daily Show were the subject not so serious.
Judging from President George W. Bush's words and body language he is far from giving up on ways to "justify" attacking Iran's nuclear program–weapons-related or not. He appears convinced he must honor the pledge he has made to Israel's current leaders to eliminate what they have called an "existential threat" to Israel.
This came through in a particularly pointed way when an agitated president ad-libbed about the possibility of World War III, complaining loudly, "We've got a leader in Iran who has announced he wants to destroy Israel."
Not at all helpful to the president was the judgment of U.S. intelligence that the Iranians halted their nuclear weapons-related program in 2003, a judgment the administration made public this week.
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