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No Really, Iran Halted Its Nuclear Weapons Program

And he really, really means it.

America, and more specifically the Bush Administration, is always the problem with the world, especially if you are a disgruntled former CIA officer.

A former CIA operative who says he tried to warn the agency about faulty intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs now contends that CIA officials also ignored evidence that Iran had suspended work on a nuclear bomb. The onetime undercover agent, who has been barred by the CIA from using his real name, filed a motion in federal court late Friday asking the government to declassify legal documents describing what he says was a deliberate suppression of findings on Iran that were contrary to agency views at the time.

If the Iranian nuclear weapons program was halted and his prescience ignored, explain the Iran-Syria-North Korea plutonium venture in Syria destroyed by Israel.

Note to disgruntled former CIA officer: This meme was tried in the politically-motivated wording latest Iran NIE summary (and not supported by the details of the report).

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Likely we may never know the exact details or Iranian intent. The fact is, Iran being a potential enemy (judiciously spoken), few are willing to accept less than full transparency. To Iran, the west being a potential enemy, it is unwilling to comply to that demand. Unfortunately,forgetting the various efforts at regional influence, Iran (via its sympathies/sympathizers) and Israel (and its sympathizers) exist in a state of undeclared war. More than current diplomacy and concessions are needed, the points of view being so opposite that to either side they spell failure.