Thursday, April 13, 2006

Here we go again...

Big Lapdog Media now reports that, according to U.S. bureaucrats “in the know,” Iran could produce a nuclear bomb in just 16 days. But Brad over at Wendy McElroy’s blog suggests we read the fine print:

"If Iran had 54,000 centrifuges, instead of the current 164, then they would be able to enrich enough uranium in 16 days to make one nuclear bomb. This assumes they’ve solved all the other engineering problems — which I admit, aren’t difficult for a uranium bomb — but no evidence has been offered that they’ve done this. Just 164 centrifuges.

"This reminds me of the panicky pre-war headlines about the U.K. being 45 minutes away from an Iraqi attack. You’re being propagandized, and the press is complicit."


At 6:12 PM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

"it would take a little over 13 years to produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon with the 164 centrifuges currently in use."

Holy man, they might have enough uranium to build one bomb by 2019. Whatever shall we do?

The real tragedy here is the number of folks who will panic over this.


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