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IAEA Looks At Iran's Nukes

If the talking heads start their heads talking about the danger of Iran, and the seas of opinion get choppy and disorienting, here's something...




If the talking heads start their heads talking about the danger of Iran, and the seas of opinion get choppy and disorienting, here's something solid you can grab on to.

The IAEA announced today that Iran's nuclear program is moving really slowly. The agency's assessment is that Iran has produced far less nuclear fuel than is needed for a warhead, and that the country's elites aren't sold on the program. (One thing that might change their minds? U.S. saber-rattling.)

The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), as you may remember, told everyone back in January of 2003 that we shouldn't rush to war in Iraq because they hadn't found WMD and their inspections were working.

We should probably let them do their thing.

Via Matthew Yglesias.
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