Opposition To Iranian Nuke Program Is Crumbling
Boy, Shooter and Bolton are going to be really pissed now. We've come a long way down from a hard and fast position against any Iranian nuclear activity.
World powers have compromised on a demand that Iran commit to a long-term moratorium on uranium enrichment and are asking only for suspension during talks on Tehran's nuclear program, diplomats said Wednesday.
In another concession, Iran would be allowed to carry out uranium conversion, a precursor to enrichment, if it agrees to multination talks, said the diplomats. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to divulge the contents of the offer made by six countries to Tehran Tuesday in a bid to defuse the Iranian nuclear standoff.
Such changes to long-standing international demands on enrichment are important, because they signal possible readiness to accept some limited form of the activity, despite fears that it can be misused to make the fissile core of nuclear warheads.
There will be no attack this year, if ever. Not even Bush could sell the need to bomb Iran if they refused to suspend enrichment during talks, especially when the IAEA thinks an enrichment moratorium is futile and not demonstrably at odds with the NPT.
Reality bites, doesn't it George?