Iran NIE Report

If you haven’t heard, a National Intelligence Report on Iran was made public that has failed to find any evidence of an ongoing nuclear weapons program there. It says that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program back in 2003.

In a recent press conference, President Bush said that he only learned of the report a week ago.

But Seymour Hersh wrote about the suppression of this report by Dick Cheney over a year ago, which he discussed on CNN recently.

Some have suggested there’s already evidence that Bush has known about this intelligence for months, as he has changed his language in referring to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Update: In fact, there is evidence that Bush knew ahead of time and continued to warn of Iran’s nuclear threat.

On a funnier note, Mike Huckabee was talking to reporters at a dinner in Des Moines, and apparently hadn’t even heard of the report:

Kuhn: I don’t know to what extent you have been briefed or been able to take a look at the NIE report that came out yesterday …

Huckabee: I’m sorry?

Kuhn: The NIE report, the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Have you been briefed or been able to take a look at it —

Huckabee: No.

Kuhn: Have you heard of the finding?

Huckabee: No.

Glad to know this presidential candidate is paying close attention to what’s going on in the world.

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