The obligatory “Iran has enough uranium for one nuclear bomb” post

posted at 5:00 pm on November 20, 2008 by Allahpundit

Doesn’t mean they’ll have a bomb tomorrow but it does mean they know what they’re doing well enough that they’ll soon be where Japan is: Without a nuclear stockpile but with enough technical know-how that they can churn one out quickly at will, within a year or so if they felt like it.

The report concluded that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms, or about 1,390 pounds, of low-enriched uranium.

Several experts said that was enough for a bomb, but they cautioned that the milestone was mostly symbolic, because Iran would have to take additional steps. Not only would it have to breach its international agreements and kick out the inspectors, but it would also have to further purify the fuel and put it into a warhead design — a technical advance that Western experts are unsure Iran has yet achieved…

That uranium has been enriched to the low levels needed to fuel a nuclear reactor. To further purify it to the highly enriched state needed to fuel a nuclear warhead, Iran would have to reconfigure its centrifuges and do a couple months of additional processing, nuclear experts said…

“It’s a virtual milestone,” Dr. Cochran said of Iran’s stockpile. It is not an imminent threat, he added, because the further technical work to make fuel for a bomb would tip off inspectors, the United States and other powers about “where they’re going.”…

A senior European diplomat close to the agency said Iran might have 6,000 centrifuges enriching uranium by the end of the year. The report also said Iran had said it intended to start installing another group of 3,000 centrifuges early next year.

The absurdity of this process, needless to say, is that it’s a fait accompli that they’ll figure out those necessary steps towards bombmaking eventually. As such, we’re at their mercy. If they value nuclear weapons above any concessions the west can afford to make, they’ll have nuclear weapons. America and Israel can try to stop them but it’s a crapshoot that even a comprehensive bombing run would destroy the program the way the IAF did at Osirak; Iran’s not so stupid that they’re going to horde all the necessary technology in one or two locations. The drop in oil prices gives us some leverage, which is why some are urging Obama to wait and not meet with Iran until after next year’s presidential elections, when Ahmadinejad might be pushed out. On the other hand, the spent fuel from the Bushehr reactor that’s going online next year would give them a second way of building nukes, so this is bound to come to a head sometime early(-ish) in The One’s term. Ross Douthat expects Obama to act, as do I, which is what I’ve always thought was the subtext of Biden’s notorious appeal to the left to “stand with him” when he eventually has to act to avert crisis. Exit question: What’s a Hopenchangey president to do?


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Bombs Away Beotches.

marklmail on November 20, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Bombs Away Beotches.

This.

Turn Iran into a radioactive parking lot.

teke184 on November 20, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Well, Of course they do. By the end of 2009, they will have 100. So, Obama, about that meeting……

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:04 PM

What’s a Hopenchangey president to do?

Open all talks with the Iamadinnerjacket and “Hope” he “Changes” his mind.

upinak on November 20, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Well I’m gonna go ahead and make ‘Fallout 3′ a case study on post-nuclear survival tactics. Just gotta get started on that Vault…

Meric1837 on November 20, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Exit question: What’s a Hopenchangey president to do?

Get rid of our own nukes, of course. Lead by example, its what the left would want.

jimmy the notable on November 20, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Thank God The Messiah will soon be in power, thus causing the Iranians to give up their nukes.

Realist on November 20, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Now is the moment we have been waiting for.

Now is the time for The One to heal the world by offering to dismantle all of America’s nukes in the hope that Iran will do the same.

nitzsche on November 20, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Israel hits Iran > Iran hits the gulf > The price of gas = 8-10$

Firebird on November 20, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Duct tape and plastic…check.

Well, they can’t make it unless someone shows them and they have a successful test which we should be able to observe. They have a long ways to go but…. #43 is due to head out soon, so….. I’d suggest some special ops to start labeling storage and centrifuge locations. heh heh if its not done already.

johnnyU on November 20, 2008 at 5:13 PM

So, let me get this straight. We elect the most incompetent presidential candidate in our nation’s history who wants to negotiate with nutjobs, dismantle our nukes, close gitmo and is supported by moonbats and Iran wants to take advantage of that.
Those rascally Iranians, you just can’t trust ‘em.

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM

He isn’t going to bomb Iran. The best we can hope for is that he doesn’t undercut Israel when they do. He is every bit as much a political animal as was Bubba, and all decisions will be made according to how they affect his re-election, rather than the best interests of the U.S.

a capella on November 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Why are we talking about this. Iran is such a small country, tiny even.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 5:15 PM

miserable NIE, miserable media, miserable democrats, curse them all.

rob verdi on November 20, 2008 at 5:15 PM

To borrow from Reagan,

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia Iran forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

CP on November 20, 2008 at 5:15 PM

they have a successful test which we should be able to observe.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/128151

gatorboy on November 20, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Pelosi: New Iran NIE Suggests There is Time for a New Policy Toward Iran

rob verdi on November 20, 2008 at 5:18 PM

Israel hits Iran > Iran hits the gulf > The price of gas = 8-10$

Firebird on November 20, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Which would suit the Green party- I mean the Democrat party, just fine.

hawksruleva on November 20, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Pelosi: New Iran NIE Suggests There is Time for a New Policy Toward Iran

rob verdi on November 20, 2008 at 5:18 PM

Pelosi: Bend over and grab your ankles, infidels.

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:19 PM

So, let me get this straight. We elect the most incompetent presidential candidate in our nation’s history who wants to negotiate with nutjobs, dismantle our nukes, close gitmo and is supported by moonbats and Iran wants to take advantage of that.
Those rascally Iranians, you just can’t trust ‘em.

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM

You’re part of the problem. Words can hurt, and if we could just work on their self esteem, maybe we can help them achieve self actualization. Remember they are reality challenged human rights activists who have idealized… oh hell, I can’t keep this up. Before he leaves office, Bush should just nuke ‘em and let Allah sort ‘em out. I’m with you, Obambi will just give them a reach around and call it diplomacy.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 5:20 PM

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Nothing Obamski has said is valid. The LibDems are telling him what to do. Someones already talked him into keeping the Sec of Defense, otherwise he’d be bustin up the place.

johnnyU on November 20, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Iran’s Nukes: Now They Tell Us?-Time Magazine

This is from Time Magazine, of course Bush was befuddled and looks terrible. Click on the link to see the cover Time put up.

rob verdi on November 20, 2008 at 5:21 PM

So, let me get this straight. We elect the most incompetent presidential candidate in our nation’s history who wants to negotiate with nutjobs, dismantle our nukes, close gitmo and is supported by moonbats and Iran wants to take advantage of that.
Those rascally Iranians, you just can’t trust ‘em.

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM
You’re part of the problem. Words can hurt, and if we could just work on their self esteem, maybe we can help them achieve self actualization. Remember they are reality challenged human rights activists who have idealized… oh hell, I can’t keep this up. Before he leaves office, Bush should just nuke ‘em and let Allah sort ‘em out. I’m with you, Obambi will just give them a reach around and call it diplomacy.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 5:20 PM

LMAO. Being a moonbat hurt too much to continue. I say, let Isreal take them out and back them up. They are locked and loaded with an itchy trigger finger.

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Exit question: What’s a Hopenchangey president to do?

…Obama’s problem is this: nobody in Iran would vote for him….

…given who he is, how he was elected, and the “allies” he has to deal with, I’d say that it’s pretty much a given…he’ll screw things up weirder than a footbal bat….

Puritan1648 on November 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM

All we need to do is ask Penny Pritzker, she is close with Obama and Iran, she can tell us what’s going on.

Firebird on November 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM

Obama will act?

Pigs will fly!

Limerick on November 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM

No way the Israelis sit this out much longer. Remember that Bush nixed an Israeli attack this summer; hard to see how he can redlight it now.

Bruno Strozek on November 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Israel hits Iran > Iran hits the gulf > The price of gas = 8-10$

Firebird on November 20, 2008 at 5:13 PM

…I see…the only oil in the world’s in the Gulf?

…if it’s between walk and glow, I’ll walk….

Puritan1648 on November 20, 2008 at 5:26 PM

…Obama’s problem is this: nobody in Iran would vote for him….

…given who he is, how he was elected, and the “allies” he has to deal with, I’d say that it’s pretty much a given…he’ll screw things up weirder than a footbal bat….

Puritan1648 on November 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM

It seems that the only wacko moonbats that support the One are in the confines of our country. The thought that Hussein would win over the wacko jihadists around the world seems to have been squashed by the Al Queda Unicorn calling him a house negro. He’s actually gonna have to think of DOING something to stop Iran.

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Puritan1648 on November 20, 2008 at 5:26 PM

You may walk but there will be no jobs.

Firebird on November 20, 2008 at 5:29 PM

The whole IAE process is a damn joke anyways so this should come as no suprise to any sane person paying attention. Lets all just get ready for when Iran bombs Tel Aviv. I mean can you have a prcoess where the threat of force is not on the table? Good Lord the world is stupid. Calling the world body (UN) a paper tiger would be an insult to paper tigers.

Dritanian on November 20, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Well, when’s the next big holiday over there? It sure won’t be during any of that, right? I agree we’ll back whatever Isreal does and well…the clock is ticking away….
I won’t be at all surprised when it happens, but I think the information machine needs get cranking on more status of what all Iran has so far. Saying they have enough for one bomb is a good start to the info campaign.

johnnyU on November 20, 2008 at 5:29 PM

You mean they aren’t using it for electricity like they and the Russians said?

Hening on November 20, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Turn Iran into a radioactive parking lot.

teke184 on November 20, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Barak doesn’t have the ball to do it, Hitler at least had one.

Tim Burton on November 20, 2008 at 5:33 PM

As I said elsewhere, there is an old lefty bumpersticker:

“One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day”

Never thought I’d agree with that.

rbj on November 20, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Gee, if we (and the UN, the IAEA, and the rest of the world) wait long enough…it’ll become abundantly clear what Iran’s intentions are.

To those who have forgotten, to those who thought the notion ridiculous, let’s once again look at a key part of President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union message:

“Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the sanity and restraint…is not a strategy, and it is not an option.”

So, President-Elect Obama…whatya gonna do ’bout it?

coldwarrior on November 20, 2008 at 5:36 PM

johnnyU on November 20, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Pretty sure it’s Ramadan durng January, a month long can’t eat sunrise to sunset or some cleanse the body nonsense like that.

Hog Wild on November 20, 2008 at 5:36 PM

I find it interesting that Saddam was sitting on 1.8 tons of low e U (which is now in our possession) and yet the left and the media still pulls the “wha- wha- what?” on Iraq’s WMD potential.

Now of course we have Obama and now less than half of what Saddam had in one stockpile is enough to declare Iran’s bomb a fait accomplit.

The world is spun up on it’s head I tell ya.

I just hope that someone in the MSM has the stones soon to detail out the WMD’s that we DID recover from Iraq.

Then I hope Obama bombs the heck outta Iran’s military infrastructure at every level.

I suppose though that those are two wishes that won’t come true.

AND. . . while I’m at is, can someone explain to me why we don’t have our tin cans all over the Gulf of Aden sinking anyone who so much as looks at a merchant or military vessel crosseyed.

Jason Coleman on November 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Why are we talking about this. Iran is such a small country, tiny even.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm…. Maryland is such a SMALL State, tiny even. Why are you even talking?

upinak on November 20, 2008 at 5:43 PM

2009 Ramadan is Aug 22 to Sept 20. Ramadan in 2008 was in Jan. but Ramadan is a rolling holiday taking up the 9th month of the Islamic year (a lunar calender thingamajig).

. . . that was just for informational purposes, not calling anyone out.

Jason Coleman on November 20, 2008 at 5:43 PM

I find it interesting that Saddam was sitting on 1.8 tons of low e U (which is now in our possession) and yet the left and the media still pulls the “wha- wha- what?” on Iraq’s WMD potential.

Now of course we have Obama and now less than half of what Saddam had in one stockpile is enough to declare Iran’s bomb a fait accomplit.

The world is spun up on it’s head I tell ya.

I just hope that someone in the MSM has the stones soon to detail out the WMD’s that we DID recover from Iraq.

Jason Coleman on November 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM

…I seem to remember this little tidbit easily slipping through the MSM cracks as well

selias on November 20, 2008 at 5:43 PM

You may walk but there will be no jobs.

Firebird on November 20, 2008 at 5:29 PM

“Drill baby drill”

the_nile on November 20, 2008 at 5:46 PM

upinak on November 20, 2008 at 5:43 PM

I think Laura was being sarcastic (referencing O!’s ludicrous statement about Iran not being a threat because it’s tiny)…

Of course, later it became a grave threat.

Y-not on November 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Barry will wave his wand and click his ruby red heels together and solve everything!

No wait….he’s the one behind the curtain, oh yeah… “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”

John The Baptist on November 20, 2008 at 6:09 PM

wait a minute, i thought barky could make world peace happen by mixing a healing potion using leprechaun piss, unicorn farts, and pixie dust. whatever happened to truth in advertising?

samiam on November 20, 2008 at 6:17 PM

It will likely happen before Hanukkah. Two Israeli F-16 squadrons will hit 3 or 4 targets and will decimate the Iranian missile program.

President Bush will support it, Obama will send out a message of ‘restraint’ and understanding by all parties.

FireBlogger on November 20, 2008 at 6:25 PM

America and Israel can try to stop them but it’s a crapshoot that even a comprehensive bombing run would destroy the program the way the IAF did at Osirak; Iran’s not so stupid that they’re going to horde all the necessary technology in one or two locations.

No, but the IAF and the US aren’t so stupid that we don’t know the location(s) of these sites. Just look at the satellite imagery of large flat concrete slabs at ground level. The facilities are underneath them, well dug in.
A couple of bunker-busters might do the trick, even though the IAF has asked for some, and we’ve refused.

RMCS_USN on November 20, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Wait’ll they hear one of Obama’s stern yet moving lectures!

Chuck Schick on November 20, 2008 at 6:56 PM

Bill Ayers counting on a nuclear Iran to be his future ammo supplier.

whitetop on November 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM

Hening.
I am shocked, shocked as we well.

rob verdi on November 20, 2008 at 7:07 PM

Here is the NY Times take on it:
U.S. Says Iran Ended Atomic Arms Work
By MARK MAZZETTI
Published: December 3, 2007
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 — A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb.

rob verdi on November 20, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Would a clueless preconditionless summiteer dare to act against Iran?

Probably not. But then again, Bush might.

Steve Z on November 20, 2008 at 7:14 PM

Last act by a president determined to live up to his oath of office (one of a few in D.C. to do so) Bomb Iran with the help of Israel and bomb Gitmo?

Dreamin!

dhunter on November 20, 2008 at 7:20 PM

By MARK MAZZETTI
Published: December 3, 2007
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 — A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb.

And a pig with lipstick flew over the moon, emitting methane and creating global lunar warming, while Osama bin Laden declared “Peace in our Time”, and all was bliss in the Land of Kool-Aid. New York Times shareholders then sold their stock to seek higher profits by buying General Motors.

Steve Z on November 20, 2008 at 7:24 PM

HornetSting on November 20, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Amen. Israel deserves much more support and respect than the West gives it.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 7:31 PM

Y-not on November 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Thanks, I was indeed being sarcastic. Every time I hear Iran mentioned, that little gem from The One pops in my head and makes my blood boil (Okay, anything even remotely related to Obambi makes me furious, but his complete lack of regard for the safety of all Americans and our allies just ticks me off.)

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 7:39 PM

In about 2 years Iran along with its proxies Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria will coordinate an all out attack against Israel. Once the Iranians have figured out how to fit small (kiloton or just plain “dirty”)warheads along with bio-chem payloads into existing missile systems like the antiship C-802 that are already in Lebanon and the SCUD type systems in Syria, they’re good to go. They will also wait for the vast majority of American troops to be out of Iraq. Watch for the withdrawl of US aircraft and bases from Iraq, the X-band radar from Israel and the installation of the S-300 SAM systems in Iran. Israel best pull the trigger soon before the game clock runs down!

dmann on November 20, 2008 at 7:51 PM

BO just needs to flash ‘em his grin. They’ll do anything he wants.

Mojave Mark on November 20, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Wonder if this was what Obama learned in his nat’l security briefing? If so, no wonder he’s keeping Gates for the time being.

kelley in virginia on November 20, 2008 at 8:19 PM

I wouldn’t surprised if Israel strikes Iran before Bush leaves office.

apacalyps on November 20, 2008 at 8:34 PM

I wouldn’t surprised if Israel strikes Iran before Bush leaves office.

apacalyps on November 20, 2008 at 8:34 PM

That is, I wouldn’t be surprised.

apacalyps on November 20, 2008 at 8:36 PM

Here is a good hint at how Mr. Hope and Change is going to save the world from a nuclear Iran:

Obama Pledges ‘Aggressive’ Iran Diplomacy

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and JEFF ZELENY
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/02/us/politics/01cnd-obama.html?_r=2&ei=5088&en=6e53bced62b78a88&ex=1351656000&oref=slogin&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 — Senator Barack Obama said he would “engage in aggressive personal diplomacy” with Iran if elected president, and would offer economic inducements and a possible promise not to seek “regime change” if Iran stopped meddling in Iraq and cooperated on terrorism and nuclear issues.

Making clear that he planned to talk to Iran without preconditions, Mr. Obama emphasized further that “changes in behavior” by Iran could possibly be rewarded with membership in the World Trade Organization, other economic benefits and security guarantees.
“We are willing to talk about certain assurances in the context of them showing some good faith,” he said in the interview at his campaign headquarters here. “I think it is important for us to send a signal that we are not hellbent on regime change, just for the sake of regime change, but expect changes in behavior. And there are both carrots and there are sticks available to them for those changes in behavior.”

Yes sir,this is just the ticket.
This “carrot and sticks” routine with genocidal leaders hell bent on the destruction of their supposed enemies worked out
so well with Hitler,Kim Jong,Saddam,Rwanda,Darfur..oh..wait a minute…this was all a complete failure.
Damn,it sounded like it would work when we were talking about it in the classroom with the other intelligent elites.

Baxter Greene on November 20, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Remember,all because Obama is willing to talk without pre-conditions doesn’t mean Iran is:

Iran’s Vice President Sets Two Preconditions for Talks with US
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8707210851

TEHRAN (FNA)- Vice President for Media Affairs Mehdi Kalhor said on Saturday that Iran has set two preconditions for holding talks with the United States of America.
In an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency, he said as long as U.S. forces have not left the Middle East region and continues its support for the Zionist regime, talks between Iran and U.S. is off the agenda.

Iran also has conditions on what it is willing to even talk
about:

Iran says its right to enrichment is non-negotiable
Sat May 31, 2008 6:43am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL3128545120080531

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday, days before major powers submit an upgraded package of incentives to try to coax Tehran into halting the work.
“Suspending enrichment is not negotiable … Depriving Iran of its right cannot be on offer,” Gholamhossein Elham, the government spokesman, told a weekly news conference.

So Iran has set unattainable terms for talks and the talks
can not even involve the most important issue at hand.
The UN and EU have failed in getting Iran to do anything of
relevance towards “real” disclosure of their nuclear program
and stopping enrichment.

BUT HAVE NO FEAR!!!
MR. HOPE AND CHANGE IS HEAR!!!

All because Obama could dazzle a bunch of ignorant liberals
and some clueless independents into his messiah routine doesn’t mean it is going to work on international terrorist leaders.
They don’t hold failed community organizers in the same God like manner that democrats here do.

Baxter Greene on November 20, 2008 at 9:30 PM

Hillary Clinton – ‘Would Obliterate Iran’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u1nmGmtD18

Nuff said.

getalife on November 20, 2008 at 9:37 PM

Ross Douthat expects Obama to act, as do I, which is what I’ve always thought was the subtext of Biden’s notorious appeal to the left to “stand with him” when he eventually has to act to avert crisis. Exit question: What’s a Hopenchangey president to do?

Allahpundit

And you think that based on what, exactly? One of Biden’s myriad neurotic campaign stammers?

Seriously?

Jaibones on November 20, 2008 at 10:00 PM

Amen. Israel deserves much more support and respect than the West gives it.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 7:31 PM

Why, whatever can you possibly be hinting at, Laura? HRH, The One, has stated his unequivocal support and respect for Israel in the strongest possible terms, has he not?

Are you suggesting that he might have said one thing, but intends to do something else?

Jaibones on November 20, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Amen. Israel deserves much more support and respect than the West gives it.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 7:31 PM

So many of Israel’s own American’s, sold them out! I don’t know many that don’t love Israel. Maybe not politicians (some), But I worry all the time. I have a Aunt and Uncle there. Not sure what will happen. The One said they had his support? Like he has said many words. I hope Israel doesn’t wait around.

sheebe on November 20, 2008 at 10:14 PM

Why, whatever can you possibly be hinting at, Laura? HRH, The One, has stated his unequivocal support and respect for Israel in the strongest possible terms, has he not?

Are you suggesting that he might have said one thing, but intends to do something else?

Jaibones on November 20, 2008 at 10:05 PM

I would never doubt the word of The One *cough* my muslim faith *cough, cough*. I find him every bit as credible as you, friend ;)

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 11:40 PM

So many of Israel’s own American’s, sold them out! I don’t know many that don’t love Israel. Maybe not politicians (some), But I worry all the time. I have a Aunt and Uncle there. Not sure what will happen. The One said they had his support? Like he has said many words. I hope Israel doesn’t wait around.

sheebe on November 20, 2008 at 10:14 PM

I hope your family stays safe. I don’t know if you read the opinion piece in the JP about how far Obama’s support would go, but no one believes he would send everything that will fly, but I trust Israel to take care of its citizens (and the rest of us in the bargain).

The original is gone, but here is a quote from it: http://thenewnixon.org/2008/07/02/obama-not-the-old-nixon/

Laura in Maryland on November 21, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Maybe our buddies, Ayers and Dohrn will go over to Tehran to help with the construction of Iran’s first nukelear bomb. Problem solved. No more Mullahs, no more member’s only jacket guy and, no more WU alumni/Obama house guests…Boom, just like Greenwich, CT !

Gohawgs on November 21, 2008 at 1:34 AM

I hope your family stays safe. I don’t know if you read the opinion piece in the JP about how far Obama’s support would go, but no one believes he would send everything that will fly, but I trust Israel to take care of its citizens (and the rest of us in the bargain).

The original is gone, but here is a quote from it: http://thenewnixon.org/2008/07/02/obama-not-the-old-nixon/

Laura in Maryland on November 21, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Thank you Laura! I hope they are safe too.

sheebe on November 21, 2008 at 2:29 AM

I think it is the TWO MINUTE WARNING FOR ISRAEL NOW. They will probably strike the Iran nuke sites before President Bush leaves office. The lack of “bunker buster” bombs can be made up for by using some of Israel’s own nukes. Anyone who has seen the earthquake like ground waves at the Mercury, Nevada test site knows what happens when an underground nuke goes off–if you can get it to penetrate into the ground. This also limits the fallout and destruction to above ground targets located away from the explosion site.

The real question is whether the Israeli leaders can read the “HANDWRITING ON THE WALL” or not. Benjamin Netanyahu can–but I do not think the negotiation friendly lady PM candidate or the current PM know their A**es from a hot rock. There is a lot of this going around on the world leader stage now.

The historical lesson of Hitler’s rise to power was France’s failure to hit Germany with an all hands on the battlefield WW1 type attack in 1934 when he broke the peace agreements. The cost would have been much less–in life and treasure to all persons if they had taken him out then. Instead they did the Neville Chamberlain talk / treat with your enemies thingie–we all know how well that worked out.

Israel is in the same position that France was–standing alone, with worthless / impotent / unwilling (USA) “allies” and “friends”. The time for talking is over–they must

rocketman on November 21, 2008 at 3:47 AM

Obambi will just give them a reach around and call it diplomacy.

Laura in Maryland on November 20, 2008 at 5:20 PM

LMAO
a reach-around isn’t preformed on your knees…

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on November 21, 2008 at 1:52 PM