Monday, July 25, 2011

Iran: I hope that President Obama can juggle more than one ball at a time, but...

I think that he has proven he cannot! Or doesn't want to!

Who can forget the tunnel vision of the President when Obamacare was wending its way through the process.

A process which ultimately led to that program being shoved down the throats of Americans who neither liked or wanted a program of government-run healthcare.

Now we have the debt ceiling "crisis" that is occupying all of the time and energy of Mr. Obama (it kept him off the golf course didn't it) and the Congress.

This while other issues of pressing importance continue to take a back seat because they have not become the critical crisis du jour with re-election implications.

The problem with government and politics, as we know, is that crises are only dealt with when the danger from continued neglect becomes imminent. In some cases by then it could potentially be too late!

The perfect example is that old standby Iran and it nuclear weapons program.

Iran and its drive towards nuclear weapons!

Currently the only groups that seem to be "willing" to be fooled into believing that Iran can be dealt with using diplomacy and ineffective slaps on the wrist such as economic sanctions are major government leaders (ours included) and the U.N. nuclear watchdog group the IAEA.

As discussed here ad infinitum (only because it is such a clear and present danger to the security of the globe), Iran continues its march towards nuclear weapons at an increasingly brisk pace while the world watches either in denial or preoccupied by pressing monetary issues.

Unfortunately, while these other issues are being worked through Iran is not sitting idly by, waiting to resume when the world can once again pay attention.

No, Iran, as we well know, is moving full steam ahead towards developing or obtaining nuclear weapons!

Evidence on Iran's nuclear progress and a world with its head up its collective a**!

This from the Associated Press:

Iran's president wants to shed the nation's secrecy and forge ahead openly with developing nuclear weapons but is opposed by the clerical leadership, which is worried about international reaction to such a move, says an intelligence assessment shared with The Associated Press.

That view, from a nation with traditionally reliable intelligence from the region, cannot be confirmed and contrasts with assessments by other countries that view Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as relatively moderate on the nuclear issue compared to the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Attempts to interpret Iran's goals are important because as it expands uranium enrichment, it is moving closer to being able to make a nuclear weapon by the day, even as it asserts that it is not interested in such arms and its programs are geared only to making reactor fuel.

A U.S. official cited one assessment he has seen suggesting Ahmadinejad may be more "moderate" — more open to talks with the international community on resolving nuclear concerns than Khamenei. He asked for anonymity because his information was privileged.

But a blunt comment by Ahmadinejad last month raises questions. While repeating that Iran does not want nuclear arms, he openly reinforced its ability to make them, telling Iranian state TV that "if we want to make a bomb, we are not afraid of anybody..."

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