Iran Not Going for the Bomb

This story has been floating around the blogosphere quite a bit: it appears that the Iranian government abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003. While the American intelligence community has been pretty damaged by the Iraq fiasco, but the pressure was undoubtedly on the CIA et cetera to show that there was a bomb being built.

Here’s some speculation: 2003 was the invasion of Iraq, could it be that once the American military did away with Iran’s greatest existential threat, Saddam and his alleged weapons programs, there was no good reason to develop a deterrent.

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