Via Jim Lobe:
Charles Krauthammer has joined David Frum and Bill Kristol in concluding (bitterly) that the Iran NIE has made it impossible for George W. Bush to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities before the end of his term.
He goes on to cite “recent dissidents’ reports” that the weaponization program, suspended in 2003, in fact, resumed the following year — contrary to the current NIE finding.” In citing “dissidents,” he is apparently referring to the Mujahadin-e-Khalq (MeK), the cultish group that remains on the State Department’s terrorist list and whose local spokesman here, Fox News “terrorism” analyst Alireza Jafarzadeh, gave a power-point briefing on the subject at the National Press Club the week after the NIE was released. (Most MeK sympathizers refer to it as “the opposition,” as if the MeK, which fought on the Iraqi side during the Iran-Iraq war and subsequently enjoyed Saddam Hussein’s protection — as it now enjoys the protection of the U.S. military in Iraq — represented the aspirations of all inside Iran who favor the end of theocratic rule.)
Irancove @ December 22, 2007