Friday, August 08, 2008

Bombs Away!

A new study released by the Institute for Science and International Security has concluded that a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities would probably "backfire" and actually speed the development of an Iranian bomb. Well, duh. Didn't the U.S. intelligence establishment already conclude that Iran stopped pursuing nuclear weapons way back in '03? In an interview the study's principal author said

"Iran would likely launch a 'crash' program to quickly obtain nuclear weapons," [and that] "An attack would likely leave Iran angry, more nationalistic, fed up with international inspectors and nonproliferation treaties, and more determined than ever to obtain nuclear weapons."
Let's all spam John Bolton's inbox with this report.