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    • joebhed
    • 29.10.07 | 03:53 (IST)

    It is a bit comical that you blame Dr. elBaredi as the reason why the must-bomb-dates keep moving into the future. And, for some reason, I wouldn't call them goalposts. Indeed, the opposite. The dates are revised over time because it is found that the earlier estimates were ridiculous, or have passed. Dr. elBaredi does not come up with his own estimate. It is the CIAs and Mossad's and the Brits and the Russkies. Take your pick. They have all been moving backwards. The problem for some is that if Dr. elBaredi finishes his work and confidently says the Iranian program is completely peaceful, then, guess what, the dates will be moved back again by the world's intels. And, guess what, Dr elBaredi will quote the new dates. And then, by your theory, that will be even more reason to regret not attacking. Dr. elBaredi's goalpost is non-proliferation and peaceful coexistence. Give it a chance.

    from the article: IAEA chief: World must avoid confrontational rhetoric on Iran
    First published 00:00 28.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.10.07
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