On CNN’s Late Edition Sunday, Wolf Blitzer asked IAEA head Mohammed ElBaradei a straightforward question: Do you believe there is a clandestine, secret, nuclear weapons program right now under war in Iran? What he got in answer was spin worthy of James Carville. “No hard evidence, but Iran has conducted weaponization studies, etc etc.” The UN’s nuclear watchdog is spinning for Ahmadinejad while calling Westerners who advocate a forceful response to Iran’s provocations “the new crazies.”

Why would Iran conduct studies of nuclear weaponization, if it’s not in the process of building a nuclear weapon?