Iran: One Step Closer to the Bomb

(NY Times)Of all the claims that Iran made last week about its nuclear program, a one-sentence assertion by its president has provoked such surprise and concern among international nuclear inspectors they are planning to confront Tehran about it this week.
The assertion involves Iran's claim that even while it begins to enrich small amounts of uranium, it is pursuing a far more sophisticated way of making atomic fuel that American officials and inspectors say could speed Iran's path to developing a nuclear weapon.

Iran has consistently maintained that it abandoned work on this advanced technology, called the P-2 centrifuge, three years ago. Western analysts long suspected that Iran had a second, secret program— Then on Thursday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Tehran was "presently conducting research" on the P-2 centrifuge, boasting that it would quadruple Iran's enrichment powers. The centrifuges are tall, thin machines that spin very fast to enrich, or concentrate, uranium's rare component, uranium 235, which can fuel nuclear reactors or atom bombs.

If this statement from Iran’s radical president holds any truth whatsoever, it means that Iran is expediting its quest to acquire nuclear weapons. If this action and the many others taken by Iran have yet to convince you of their intentions, then I implore you to take a step back for a minute. Dislodge yourself from the anti-Bush disease that has gripped you so tightly, and think of the consequences. War is not the advantageous solution to this problem but it happens to be the only realistic solution. I’m not quite sure how some people can think that Iran is simply after a peaceful energy program. Yet, sure enough, some have made that claim. It might be that their compulsion-of-hatred for America and or President Bush forces them to discount reality in order to quench that compulsion.

Perhaps the reasons behind their goal of WMD can be quibbled about but I am certain that the goal itself is not a point that requires argument. The aim of this country is to develop the weaponry that it feels it needs for one reason or another. As I mentioned before, there will be an attempt by some in the media and many people on the left to make the case for Iran to have the bomb. They will use the argument of “If we have nuclear weapons, why can’t Iran have them.” Then with that argument in place the media will start beating the drum of Iraq is a disaster, so war with Iran is impossible. The world community will also weigh in on the situation by downplaying the significant steps Iran has taken in its research and development phase of nuclear technology. The UN will do this because they are pacifists. The left-wing media will take this stance because they know that the more Iran threatens the United States and the more likely a U.S. strike is; means the fewer votes the Democrats are going to get in November and in the ’08 presidential election. The far-left here and abroad hate this country and our President and therefore they will fight hard to paint America as the bad guy.

Think about this: The United States receives more vitriolic criticism than Iran and North Korea combined. Two of the world’s worst dictatorships get criticized less than America. That is the extent to which liberalism/communism/socialism is willing to go. That hatred is what drives people to root for the country of Iran over the United States and that is what drives some people in America, including politicians, to hope we loose the war in Iraq. So, be mindful of the people who will attempt to paint us as the country to blame. Not only will they say America is the reason why Iran wants to acquire nukes but they will actively support our enemy in their quest to kill Americans. Keep in mind that Iran has aided in the deaths of American servicemen and women fighting in Iraq. Hundreds if not a thousand soldiers have been killed by terrorists financed by Iran and with weapons provided by that country. To most Americans, that is reason enough to strike but that will be completely ignored by many liberals. Because killing Americans is perfectly fine with them…but George Bush striking Iran is totally unacceptable. In fact, you have seen how the left hates the United States for simply planning an air strike. For them, killing Americans is OK but simply planning to stop them from developing the weapons it wishes to use against the United States is bad. It's Iran and the far-left vs America.