Friday, April 21, 2006

The Time to Worry is Now, Mr. Negroponte!

(Via Breitbart)

US intelligence chief John Negroponte said Iran's resumption of uranium enrichment is
"troublesome" but the country is still years away from having enough fissile material to make a nuclear weapon.

Negroponte expressed concern both about Iran's claim to have resumed uranium enrichment with a cascade of 164 centrifuges in Natanz and extreme statements made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"The developments in Iran -- clearly they're troublesome," he said in response to questions after a speech to the National Press Club.

"By the same token, our assessment at the moment is that even though we believe that
Iran is determined to acquire or obtain a nuclear weapon, that we believe that it is still a number of years off before they are likely to have enough fissile material to assemble into, or to put into a nuclear weapon; perhaps into the next decade," he said.

"So I think it's important that this issue be kept in perspective," he said.

Well, I feel sooo much better now! I guess we can all relax until they get one put together.

Here's a little perspective, Mr. Negroponte: There's a maniac in Iran who wants to wipe Israel off the map and kill all infidel through any means available. He's not thinking perspective; he's thinking, "How quickly?

The time to be worried about this started around 1980. Now is not the time to keep this in perspective, now is the time to figure out what to do about it. We need to be losing sleep over this right now!! The one who gets to the finish line first, wins!

How's that for a little perspective?

I realize I may be overreacting or taking his words out of context, but I don't like hearing the words "perspective" and "nuclear" in the same quote by someone who's job title has the word "intelligence" in it.

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