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The NIE Spin in Washington and Tehran

Irancove @ December 12, 2007 # 5 Comments

Farideh Farhi has an excellent post on the spinning of the NIE story to the public.  It is worth a read: I just saw this piece by Dennis Ross about the incompetent way the NIE was framed and presented to the American public and was stunned to read the following: “…in 2005, former Iranian president […]

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Calling on Congress to Stop a War

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Scott Ritter: Let’s hear it for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). After more than five years of effort, incorporating technologically advanced, exhaustive inspections of Iran’s declared nuclear facilities (and, to a lesser degree, some undeclared facilities as well), the fruit of its labor has been borne out in a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) produced […]

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Bombed If You Do, Bombed If You Don’t

Irancove @ December 12, 2007 # 6 Comments

Ron Paul: The truth is Iran is being asked to do the logically impossible feat of proving a negative. They are being presumed guilty until proven innocent because there is no evidence with which to indict them. There is still no evidence that Iran, a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has ever violated the […]

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Thomas Friedman and Bad Analogies

Irancove @ December 12, 2007 # One Comment

William Hartung deconstructs Thomas Friedman’s dribble on the Iranian nuclear energy program.  Friedman is using the metaphor of Iran as a heroin dealer who has paused its activities after years of production: “Gulf Arabs feel like they have this neighbor who has been a drug dealer for 18 years. Recently, this neighbor has been very […]

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Looking Back at the Iran Nuke Alarmism

Irancove @ December 12, 2007 # 9 Comments

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Iran in the Shadow of Annapolis

Irancove @ December 12, 2007 # 5 Comments

Iran Must be Included in Peace Talks by Dr. Trita Parsi In light of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran released last week, the Bush administration’s choice to exclude Iran from the Annapolis meeting in late November looks all the more foolhardy. But the sole country from the region not to be invited to the […]

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