Sunday, May 21, 2006

Know How

I have no idea how intent Iran is on getting nukes, but for the record contra Israeli PM Omert, I doubt Iran is "a few months away from acquiring the technological know- how that will allow it to build an atomic bomb." I'll go a bit further - I imagine broadly speaking Iran already has the technological know-how to build a bomb. But that doesn't get them a bomb. What gets them a bomb is 55 pounds of enriched uranium, and no one serious claims they are within "a few months" of that.

But that "few months away" phrase sure sounds scary.