Weekend Forecast: Hot, With a Chance of Cheney Starting Another War
Nobody really bought the last propaganda about Iran from the Bush Administration -- NATO's commander in Afghanistan publicly called bullshit on the State Department's Iran-Taliban story -- but today's hysteria may signal something a little more serious. Something like a war, which is also something Cheney enjoys, especially in the Persian Gulf.
The Telegraph is reporting that Iran now has a hundred kilograms of enriched uranium, "enough in theory to create two nuclear bombs of the kind that destroyed Hiroshima."
Meanwhile, from the occasionally reliable DEBKA site:
The USS Enterprise CVN 65-Big E Strike Group will join the USS Stennis and the USS Nimitz carriers, building up the largest sea, air, marine concentration the United States has ever deployed opposite Iran. This goes towards making good on the assurances of four carriers US Vice President Dick Cheney offered the Gulf and Middle East nations during his May tour of the region.Iran moves closer to making a nuclear bomb [Telegraph]