"it would take only two to three months to convert the uranium enriched at Qom into weapons-grade material. That means that Iran could have a “breakout” capacity allowing it to quickly produce a weapon when it chose to do so." Washpost
Does this sound familiar? If you read this editorial closely you will see that the Post does not say that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. It says that Iran has a "drive" towards nuclear weapons. It says that Iranian enrichment is greater than that needed for power generation. It does not say that the enrichment is part of a discrete program for weapos construction. It says that the enriched uranium could be converted to weapons construction. It does not say that the MRBM vehicles are ready to be mated to miniaturized nuclear weapons. It says that they could be. And then there is the extra "boost" to this message provided by Iranian troublemaking in Iraq.
What does this add up to?
IMO, The Washington Post is making propaganda and political warfare in favor of war against Iran. Hey, why not? The same memes worked like a charm with the American sheeple in 2002. Why not use them again? When will we see a re-purposing of Rice's line about the mushroom shaped cloud? pl