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Iran’s Nukes

By on 12.5.05 | 8:07AM

Seems like only last August that our intel guys were doubling their estimate of the time Iran would consume before achieving its nuclear weapons ambitions. The experts on whom I rely say Iran is about one to two years away. Actually, it WAS last August that the intel guys said never mind five years, it'll be at least ten years before the Iranians can make the world safe for Islamic terrorism.

That was then. This is now. As the Jerusalem Post reports this morning, Mohamed el-Baradei, Nobel laureate and Chief Magoo of the International Atomic Energy Agency, now says that our pals in Tehran are only months away from having a bomb or two or three or four.

Set aside the years wasted by the EUnuchs in trying to talk the Iranians out of their nuke program. They were fools on a fool's errand. Now, reality is setting in fast. The question is what are we -- which means what is Mr. Bush -- prepared to do? We can wait longer, and rely on diplomacy. The certain result of that will be Iran as a nuclear-armed terrorist state. Or we can act. Now. And before Pooty-Poot's SAMs get there to protect the Iranian nuclear weapons sites.

My pals Gens. Tom McInerny and Paul Vallely wrote a book a coupla years ago called Endgame. It was a roadmap on how to win the war on terror. Problem is, the Iranians wrote their own, and it has precisely the same goal for the enemy side. Ahmadinejad is playing his endgame right now. And the time for us to be able to do anything to stop it is growing terribly short.

I still believe the experts on whom I rely. Our window of opportunity is between one and two years. But if we are to succeed against Iran, we have to begin now. Right bloody now.

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