Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Iran Can Have Nuclear Power

One of the things that is not being mentioned much, if at all, is that Iran is allowed under the Non-Proliferation Treaty to have nuclear energy for domestic purposes, such as power plants.

It doesn't take nearly as much enriched uranium to run a couple of power plants as it does to make a weapon. You need to also remember that the Iranians have a nuclear program because the United States gave it to them and not just once but twice. The first time was in the 1950's under the "Atoms for Peace" program when Eisenhower was President. We once again "nuked 'em" in 1976 when Ford was President.

Oh! Did I mention that the chief of staff of the White House at the time was Dick Cheney and that the Secretary of Defense was Donald Rumsfeld. Amazing how long these two have been screwing us. Has it been good for you?

So the "bottom line" is that regardless of how much noise Bush makes about Iran and "nukular" power, it is their right under international treaty to use it for peaceful purposes such as electric power generation. They are not allowed to make bombs but they obviously are not and couldn't if they wanted to for at least 10 years, best case. Iran has just as much right to develop nuclear power for peaceful reasons as every other country in the world including the U.S.

So George STFU!

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