An “oh, by the way” detail buried in a long Times piece about recent setbacks to Iran’s nuclear program. This isn’t really a secret — officials as high up as Panetta were mumbling about weaponization as far back as February and the U.S. intel community generally has been inching away from the document for months — but after all the leftist screeching about warmongering and politicized intelligence when the NIE came out and declared Iran’s weapons program dead since ‘03, it deserves a little extra attention.
Mr. Obama’s top advisers say they no longer believe the key finding of a much disputed National Intelligence Estimate about Iran, published a year before President George W. Bush left office, which said that Iranian scientists ended all work on designing a nuclear warhead in late 2003.
After reviewing new documents that have leaked out of Iran and debriefing defectors lured to the West, Mr. Obama’s advisers say they believe the work on weapons design is continuing on a smaller scale — the same assessment reached by Britain, France, Germany and Israel…
REMEMBER: THE 2007 NIE WAS LEAKED AT THE PERFECT TIME TO HELP OBAMA.
AND NOW IT TURNS OUT TO BE CRAPOLA.
FOLKS LIKE PLAME AND ARMITAGE AND POWELL AND COUNTLESS OTHER ARABIST ANTI-SEMITES AND SOCIALIST-SYMPS AT STATE AND IN THE CIA.