Former Obama administration officials blast extension for Iran

posted at 6:01 pm on July 21, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

In the midst of all the “false crises” that the White House worries people will fret over, another crisis got yet another deferral. In a development that should surprise no one at all, the P5+1 group allowed Iran a four-month extension over the weekend on a deadline for a deal on full transparency on its nuclear program. Not only did Iran get a four-month extension, it also got access to another $2.8 billion in badly-needed cash — assets that were being used for leverage to force Iran to comply with its obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty:

Iran faced Western pressure on Saturday to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a July 20 deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking.

The countries agreed to extend the high-stakes negotiations by four months, and let Iran access another $2.8 billion of its cash frozen abroad during that period, though most sanctions on the Islamic Republic stayed in place.

Germany – one of the major powers trying to persuade Iran to curb its nuclear programme – warned that the extended talks might be the last chance for a long time to reach a peaceful solution.

Echoing the views of other envoys, a Western diplomat said there had been some progress during nearly three weeks of marathon discussions in Vienna’s 19th century Coburg palace and that gaps in positions were not “unbridgeable”.

But, the senior diplomat added: “We cannot accept that Iran stays at current levels of enrichment.”

So far, they seem to be accepting it just fine. Iranians have been at that level of enrichment for years, during which they have teased the West with promises of “reformers” ready to make deals. When deadlines arrive, they renege and claim either that they need more time, or that the P5+1 hasn’t delivered on their end of the bargain. The West extends deadlines and discusses how they can sweeten the deal.

With that incentive structure, two conclusions are unassailably true: Iran will continue to delay and renege, and the West will continue to tolerate it. The lessons of the last decade make that clear, which is why what happened over the weekend didn’t grab headlines.

The Obama administration has taken a lot of criticism for its lack of leadership and naïveté in regard to Iran. This time, though, former Obama advisers have joined the critics, Jen Rubin points out:

The bipartisan United Against a Nuclear Iran (of which Ross is a member) also blasted the president. A statement co-authored by Gary Samore, Obama’s former coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, commonly referred to as the WMD “czar” read: “To date, the economic benefits accrued to Iran are greater than what was contemplated in the [Joint Plan of Action]. While the state of the Iranian economy remains in difficulty, Iran’s economy has improved and the regime’s diplomatic isolation has lessened. So far, however, Iran has not shown a willingness to dismantle any of its uranium enrichment capabilities and it continues to research and develop missile delivery systems and advanced centrifuges.” The statement continued:

The course of the negotiations has revealed a clear gap on the most important issue — the number and type of centrifuges. With its current enrichment capacity, Iran’s breakout time to produce fissile material for a bomb remains at a few months. However, Iran has been unwilling to consider a reduction in its current capacity, and the Supreme Leader recently proclaimed that Iran seeks a much larger enrichment program. This is unacceptable. If Iran remains unwilling to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure, forgo an industrial-scale enrichment program and address the ongoing questions about the military dimensions of its nuclear program, there is little potential for a diplomatic resolution.

They therefore recommend that P5+1 group of international powers continues to insist that “Iran remains closed for business and that the uncertainty surrounding these nuclear negotiations makes the business climate in Iran far too risky for responsible businesses to return; ensure existing sanctions are enforced more aggressively; and agree on decisive sanctions that would constitute a virtual economic blockade of Iran should Iran fail to agree to an acceptable deal over the term of the extended negotiation.” The UANI supports these steps so that the current “state of diplomatic inertia . . . [does] not become the new status quo.”

It is stunning that two of the president’s former top advisers on the subject have so obviously lost faith in the president’s handling of negotiations and have openly embraced the same measure virtually all Republicans and a large number of Democrats have advocated. The White House has called those pushing for additional sanctions to increase pressure on Iran “war mongers.” That is an untrue and vile accusation against his former senior aides and figures like Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Rather than name-calling, the White House needs to listen to the broadest bipartisan majority on any topic these days, which is telling him that the Iranians are playing him and that his refusal to increase pressure on Iran makes a diplomatic agreement less, not more, likely.

Jen says she suspects Obama doesn’t care about the criticism, and she’s probably right. Obama wants an agreement that he can wave in the air  to declare “peace in our time,” in order to validate his foreign policy, whether it’s meaningful or not. Iran won’t give Obama the satisfaction, however, as long as the P5+1 insists on verification. Even Obama’s allies are beginning to feel frustration with this administration’s strategy and actions as the truth becomes ever clearer.

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The world is on fire and obaka is fundraising. And golfing…

ladyingray on July 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Nobody is taking us seriously…

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Oil Can on July 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Lichtenstein could take over the US with obozo running the clown show.

Flange on July 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

I can’t understand how they don’t have a bomb yet. Freaking NK and Pakistan have them already.

WitchDoctor on July 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Lichtenstein could take over the US with obozo running the clown show.

Flange on July 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

The mouse that Roared and chased out the loose bear.

WitchDoctor on July 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

The mouse that Roared and chased out the loose bear.

WitchDoctor on July 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

America has become like a George Orwell and Peter Sellers collaboration.

Flange on July 21, 2014 at 6:14 PM

The countries agreed to extend the high-stakes negotiations by four months, and let Iran access another $2.8 billion of its cash frozen abroad during that period, though most sanctions on the Islamic Republic stayed in place.

We should have given that money to Israel to account for damages done by Iran-supplied missiles and other military hardware.

slickwillie2001 on July 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM

I look forward to an US-Iran rapprochement in the near future. It is about time.

I know there are people in both countries working over time to sabotage it, but I hope they fail.

coolrepublica on July 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM

obama has made the US a laughing stock in the World not to mention a whole lot more dangerous. Way to go Mr. “historic” First…

sandee on July 21, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Not only did Iran get a four-month extension, it also got access to another $2.8 billion in badly-needed cash

Damn! I didn’t know Iran had Obamacare.

BacaDog on July 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM

It’s almost gotten to the point where I just don’t care to hear it. Nothing, NOTHING, is going to get better until there is a reversal of attitude in the population. I’ll give you one guess what I think the chances of that are. People are so damn stupid.

HiJack on July 21, 2014 at 6:21 PM

The mouse that Roared and chased out the loose bear.

WitchDoctor on July 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

America has become like a George Orwell and Peter Sellers collaboration.

Flange on July 21, 2014 at 6:14 PM

With Chauncey Gardiner using 1984 as an instruction manual….

Athos on July 21, 2014 at 6:27 PM

“Did we say four months? Sorry, we meant four years. Our bad.”

Ward Cleaver on July 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Have to get past 2014 November elections….

Valerie (born in Iran) Jarrett happy.

albill on July 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Hint. If no one replies to the Obamatw@t, it goes away.

katy the mean old lady on July 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Ed Morrisey propagandized:

With that incentive structure, two conclusions are unassailably true: Iran will continue to delay and renege, and the West will continue to tolerate it. The lessons of the last decade make that clear, which is why what happened over the weekend didn’t grab headlines.

OK Hot Airheads, here is the reality of the situation

Iran Eliminates 20% Enriched Uranium Inventory

In its latest report on the status of Iran’s nuclear program, the IAEA confirmed that all of the 209.1 kg of 20% enriched UF6 held by Iran in January 2014 has now been either diluted or converted to uranium oxide. That is in line with Iran’s commitments under the Joint Action Plan (JPA) agreed with the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and USA, also referred to as the P5+1) in November 2013. The restricted report on the status of Iran’s nuclear program in relation to the JPA was published on 20 July and has been made public by the US-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).

Oh dear, the wiping of Israel off the face of the earth is nigh

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antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I look forward to an US-Iran rapprochement in the near future. It is about time.

I know there are people in both countries working over time to sabotage it, but I hope they fail.

coolrepublica on July 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Audition for Last Comic Standing.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

As a Pro-Islam, anti-Israel president … Obama seems content to let Iran acquire nukes.

Maybe he’s secretly an end-timer.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Lavrov to the Talking Horse “John, you raise your voice and Iran and us will drop the US dollar for oil, understand?”

“Da, da, my friend, da”.

End of story

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Saw your blog post
It’s really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
‘Cause you write like a spastic

22044 on July 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Oh dear, the wiping of Israel off the face of the earth is nigh

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antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Agreed, and Germany’s Mark III tractor was unique for being the only farm machine in the world with a turret.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

As a Pro-Islam, anti-Israel president … Obama seems content to let Iran acquire nukes.

Maybe he’s secretly an end-timer.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

What nukes? They don’t even have any 20% enriched uranium anymore.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Agreed, and Germany’s Mark III tractor was unique for being the only farm machine in the world with a turret.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Sour grapes. Hot Air warmongers are weeping because they won’t get to murder Iranian citizens. You all keep lying about those nonexistent Iranian nukes in order to get your war. Thankfully, most of the world are tired of your lies.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

What nukes? They don’t even have any 20% enriched uranium anymore.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Maybe they don’t. I’m sure there are other ways to get fissionable material without making it themselves.

They still want a nuclear weapon.

Either way, I simply don’t believe it. The same way I don’t believe anything Obama or the left says.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Sour grapes. Hot Air warmongers are weeping because they won’t get to murder Iranian citizens. You all keep lying about those nonexistent Iranian nukes in order to get your war. Thankfully, most of the world are tired of your lies.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

???

Iran wants to vaporize Israel. How many times do they have to say it before you take them at their word?

They’re 12ers … who want to bring the 12th Imam back.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Sour grapes. Hot Air warmongers are weeping because they won’t get to murder Iranian citizens.

You don’t know what I do in my spare time.

You all keep lying about those nonexistent Iranian nukes in order to get your war. Thankfully, most of the world are tired of your lies.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Running Yankee Dogs like me are immune to your insults.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

What nukes? They don’t even have any 20% enriched uranium anymore.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You are clearly bucking for a job in the Obama State Department. It’s full of the terminally naive chumps, too.

So what if Iran got rid of its enriched uranium (not that I believe the IAEA, but let’s say for the sake of argument). Have they gotten rid of the centrifuges used to enrich? Of course not. This is a PR ploy aimed at Western suckers like you. Once the world gets together and sings Kumbaya, they’ll turn the centrifuges on again, and make all the enriched uranium they need. Khamenei has made clear he wants more centrifuges in order to produce more weapons-grade material. Maybe the IAEA should talk to him about that.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Either way, I simply don’t believe it. The same way I don’t believe anything Obama or the left says.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I think your inability to believe any information regarding Iran’s nuclear program that is contrary to what you have been told is due you having been thoroughly propagandized by Ed, AP, and the rest of the Hot Air gang. These people have no interest other than leading you to believe that Iran is on the verge of a nuke and will soon wipe Israel off the face off the map. They never post any information that stands contrary to this.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:56 PM

???

Iran wants to vaporize Israel. How many times do they have to say it before you take them at their word?

They’re 12ers … who want to bring the 12th Imam back.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM

If this were the case, why don’t they have a nuke?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

You are clearly bucking for a job in the Obama State Department. It’s full of the terminally naive chumps, too.

So what if Iran got rid of its enriched uranium (not that I believe the IAEA, but let’s say for the sake of argument). Have they gotten rid of the centrifuges used to enrich? Of course not. This is a PR ploy aimed at Western suckers like you. Once the world gets together and sings Kumbaya, they’ll turn the centrifuges on again, and make all the enriched uranium they need. Khamenei has made clear he wants more centrifuges in order to produce more weapons-grade material. Maybe the IAEA should talk to him about that.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Do you have any sources that contradicts the IAEA’s findings? It’s not that you don’t believe the IAEA, it’s that you don’t want to believe them.

I recall back in November when Hot Airheads were screaming Munich!!! they claimed that Iran was simply running out the clock on acquiring a nuke. Fast forward 8 months later instead of Iran having a nuke, we learn that they have eliminated all of their 20% enriched uranium. Where is that nuke you all claimed that Iran would have by now?

The only suckers that exists are the one’s who are demanding mass murder of Iranians over their nonexistent nukes.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Running Yankee Dogs like me are immune to your insults.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

That was not an insult. It was a statement of fact.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I think your inability to believe any information regarding Iran’s nuclear program that is contrary to what you have been told is due you having been thoroughly propagandized by Ed, AP, and the rest of the Hot Air gang. These people have no interest other than leading you to believe that Iran is on the verge of a nuke and will soon wipe Israel off the face off the map. They never post any information that stands contrary to this.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Did you read the Reuters link? Apparently others aren’t quite as convinced as you are.

Perhaps your inability to understand the driving force behind Iran’s nuclear ambition is clouding your judgement.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 7:04 PM

If this were the case, why don’t they have a nuke?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Because people have been trying to stop them and make it very difficult? I don’t know if that’s right … just guessing here.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Because people have been trying to stop them and make it very difficult? I don’t know if that’s right … just guessing here.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Iran eliminating all of its most highly enriched uranium isn’t a fast track to wiping Israel off the face of the map.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

The only suckers that exists are the one’s who are demanding mass murder of Iranians over their nonexistent nukes.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Funny, I haven’t heard of any calls for mass murder. Nor does there need to be, unless Iran has moved its nuclear facilities into downtown Iran.

I recall back in November when Hot Airheads were screaming Munich!!! they claimed that Iran was simply running out the clock on acquiring a nuke. Fast forward 8 months later instead of Iran having a nuke, we learn that they have eliminated all of their 20% enriched uranium. Where is that nuke you all claimed that Iran would have by now?

I don’t supposed you bothered to read the post. Iran has gotten access to billions in previously frozen assets, as well as the relaxation of many sanctions, simply by playing the “negotiations” game. I’m sure that had nothing whatsoever to do with the tactics they’ve chosen to pursue recently.

If they don’t yet have a nuke, I assume it’s because either they don’t have enough fissile material yet, or because they don’t yet have the technology to put it on a warhead. Just because one or the other (or both) conditions hold now doesn’t mean they’ll hold forever. Only the terminally isolationist would think they would.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM
antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM
antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM
antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM
antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Jaysus, Valerie! Calm down.

katy the mean old lady on July 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Shoot, make that “downtown Tehran.” What I get for trying to do two things at once.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

That was not an insult. It was a statement of fact.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Pffft…

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Did you read the Reuters link? Apparently others aren’t quite as convinced as you are.

Perhaps your inability to understand the driving force behind Iran’s nuclear ambition is clouding your judgement.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Yes I have read it. Whatever misgivings people have, Iran has complied with the current deal and has taken verifiable actions that has eliminated its most highly enriched uranium.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Iran eliminating all of its most highly enriched uranium isn’t a fast track to wiping Israel off the face of the map.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Yeah, that’s right. Any minute now Khamenei is going to invite Netanyahu to Tehran to celebrate a Seder, and tell him that all of that eliminationist talk was just a Shiite joke.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Iran eliminating all of its most highly enriched uranium isn’t a fast track to wiping Israel off the face of the map.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Read the Reuters link.

Maybe you know something other world leaders don’t … give them a tweet.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Jaysus, Valerie! Calm down.

katy the mean old lady on July 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

If you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps the loudest is the one you hit.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Oh, and I noticed you didn’t dispute the point about the centrifuges. So you admit that they retain the ability to reproduce enriched uranium any time they want.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

If they don’t yet have a nuke, I assume it’s because either they don’t have enough fissile material yet

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Eliminating all of their most highly enriched uranium would be a significant impediment towards developing a nuke.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Oh, and I noticed you didn’t dispute the point about the centrifuges. So you admit that they retain the ability to reproduce enriched uranium any time they want.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

According to the story, Iran has had the capability to develop a nuke within a few months. If this were the case, why don’t they have a nuke?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Yes I have read it. Whatever misgivings people have, Iran has complied with the current deal and has taken verifiable actions that has eliminated its most highly enriched uranium.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

You probably think that if you like your insurance plan you can keep it, too. Amirite, Achmed??

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

According to the story, Iran has had the capability to develop a nuke within a few months. If this were the case, why don’t they have a nuke?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

How do you know they don’t?

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Mindlessly repeating yourself convinces no one but yourself.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:18 PM

You probably think that if you like your insurance plan you can keep it, too. Amirite, Achmed??

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Non sequitur. Try harder next time.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Maybe you know something other world leaders don’t … give them a tweet.

darwin on July 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

And don’t forget the hashtag… #freethemullahs

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Mindlessly repeating yourself convinces no one but yourself.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:18 PM

It is a little too much to expect for facts to get in the way of the Hot Airhead’s blood lust.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

How do you know they don’t?

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Well, according to Hot Airheads, Iran has had a plan to wipe Israel off the face of the map since 2005. If they had a weapon I suspect they would have deployed it by now.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:22 PM

You probably think that if you like your insurance plan you can keep it, too. Amirite, Achmed??

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Non sequitur. Try harder next time.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Merely pointing out that you are simply a gullible loon. No effort at all, Achmed. Allahu Akbar, and all that pork.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

The fact is that Iran retains the ability to enrich uranium, and is seeking to expand that ability per the orders of the Supreme Leader. If you can’t deal with that fact, you’re not worth wasting any more time on.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Well, according to Hot Airheads, Iran has had a plan to wipe Israel off the face of the map since 2005. If they had a weapon I suspect they would have deployed it by now.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Somehow or another, I do not think they are in as big a hurry as ll that, Achmed. There is such a thing as the caliphate that they are working on establishing.

I’m certain that they will not hesitate to detonate when they feel the time is right for them to do so. Your naivete is right up there with the Dog Eater’s.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

All that

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Merely pointing out that you are simply a gullible loon. No effort at all, Achmed. Allahu Akbar, and all that pork.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

The only gullible loons are the ones who trust the people who brought you Iraq’s WMDs lies and propaganda regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons.

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, you are a Hot Airhead.

#wherearethenukes?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

According to the story, Iran has had the capability to develop a nuke within a few months. If this were the case, why don’t they have a nuke?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Maybe Iran never envisioned Obama being president?

nobar on July 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Obozo the clown has now given Iran 23.5 billion just for talking.

Meanwhile, 19,000 centrifuges spin. 14,000 of which were built during Erkel’s presidency.

Barry is getting played once again for the fool that he is.

Pathetic.

azpatriotsdotcom on July 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I’m certain that they will not hesitate to detonate when they feel the time is right for them to do so. Your naivete is right up there with the Dog Eater’s.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Why not now? What are they waiting for? Tell us

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:29 PM

It is a little too much to expect for facts to get in the way of the Hot Airhead’s blood lust.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Who did they give all this enriched uranium to.

RickB on July 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM

That was not an insult. It was a statement of fact.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I took it as an insult which means you are marginalizing me.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I just did. You are too busy spinning to read, sonny.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:32 PM

The fact is that Iran retains the ability to enrich uranium, and is seeking to expand that ability per the orders of the Supreme Leader. If you can’t deal with that fact, you’re not worth wasting any more time on.

Athanasius on July 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM

No one denies that Iran can and has enriched uranium. Under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, they were permitted to enrich to just a shade below 20%. You do know the difference between the enrichment levels for nuclear power and nuclear weapons don’t you? You do know they are not close to being the same?

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Hey Ed! Let’s start a pool.

Guess how long the next ‘extension’ will be.

I’m putting $5 down on “6 months”.

GarandFan on July 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Who did they give all this enriched uranium to.

RickB on July 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM

An International Atomic Energy Agency report confirms that Iran has converted its inventory of 20% enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into forms that are less of a proliferation risk. Political leaders have agreed to a six-month extension of an action plan aimed at curbing Iranian enrichment activities.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Fool me twice, you are a Hot Airhead.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

You post here. What would you call yourself?

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

How do you know they don’t?

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

For the same reason that everyone knew Pakistan and North Korea didn’t have nukes, because because. Bigot.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 7:35 PM

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Nice cut and paste. But, according to that, they are still active in the enrichment of uranium.

And you claim you know they don’t have nukes. People like you are frightening. Especially if the work their way into positions where their lunacy can be taken advantage of by the enemy.

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

You post here. What would you call yourself?

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

This

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM

For the same reason that everyone knew Pakistan and North Korea didn’t have nukes, because because. Bigot.

Bishop on July 21, 2014 at 7:35 PM

The difference is that Pakistan and North Korea both actually have nukes. Iran, not so much. They don’t even have 20% enriched anymore.

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Nice cut and paste. But, according to that, they are still active in the enrichment of uranium.

You do know that 5% enriched uranium is only good for nuclear power right?

To Hot Airheads Iran + enrichment = bomb

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

You do know that 5% enriched uranium is only good for nuclear power right?

To Hot Airheads Iran + enrichment = bomb

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I’ll simply quote the Gipper and leave you to your mindless drivel:

“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM

You post here. What would you call yourself?

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

This

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Didn’t watch your link. Special Ed?? We don’t need to link your name. We just call you ‘troll’ and move on…

bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Israel needs to attack Iran ASAP. Netanyahu knows Obama doesn’t have his back and is helping Iran get the bomb with these joke negotiations.

Bomb bomb bomb Iran.

sadsushi on July 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I’ll simply quote the Gipper and leave you to your mindless drivel:
“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”
bimmcorp on July 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM

The last refuge of a Hot Airhead. Take a 30 year old quote from Ronald Reagan that has absolutely no context to the current discussion.

#poordebateskillz

antifederalist on July 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Since some folks just luvvvvvvs them cut and paste jobs:

1992: Israeli parliamentarian Benjamin Netanyahu tells his colleagues that Iran is 3 to 5 years from being able to produce a nuclear weapon – and that the threat had to be “uprooted by an international front headed by the US.”

corona79 on July 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

…it’s either “Present!…or “kick the can”…what was expected?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 21, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Sorry to be late to the party …

… but then I saw most of it was troll feeding soooooo …

… it was more like “slopping the pigs”

For the foreign policy naïfs and the pig re: Iran, IS & all other caliphate minded groups:

What are Russia’s & China’s perspective on ANYONE setting up this caliphate?
Having dreams of a caliphate … are the opium of the mullahs

Russia just participated in the cold blooded murder of 300 innocents. Only an idiot can’t see what they would be willing to do to stop the founding of a caliphate.

China? China’s answer to “white collar crime” is shooting the offending person in the head. Literally, someone they’ve known their whole life. What would the MOST RACIST people in the world do to Arabs & Persians?

Hint for the pig: Russia and China have a lot more nukes and a lot less … patience … when it comes to Muslims.

PolAgnostic on July 21, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Barry is getting played once again for the fool that he is.

Pathetic.

azpatriotsdotcom on July 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I’ve given in to the theory that Obama is America’s biggest enemy and the sooner he is gone the better.

In regards to antifederalist’s blather, he’s an idiot who gave up on America a long time ago for the mindless antics of the rap generation. Heck, he may not even be a citizen!

Vince on July 21, 2014 at 9:21 PM