Hyping -- Not 'Estimating' -- Iran's Nuclear Threat

Hyping -- Not 'Estimating' -- Iran's Nuclear Threat


The New Yorker's tenacious Seymour Hersh takes a much needed look at the case against Iran's nuclear program in his latest investigative piece for the magazine. Despite all the rhetoric that assures US citizens how craven and nutty the Iranians are in their lust for a nuclear weapon, the reknowned journalist takes a solid look at the one thing neither the last two US National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) on Iran or even the Israelis can produce: evidence.

From the abstract:

Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient who is now a candidate for the Presidency of Egypt, spent twelve years as the director-general of the I.A.E.A., retiring two years ago. In his recent interview, he said, “I don’t believe Iran is a clear and present danger. All I see is the hype about the threat posed by Iran.”



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