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There’s a difference between sensationalism and lying…and the above is a lie. The US has known that Iran had a second “secret” nuclear plant since at least 2002-2003.

Here’s more from The Policy Page:

The truth is that Iran only decided to reveal the existence of the uranium enrichment operation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) when it discovered that at least three countries had already known about the plant for a number of years.

Indeed, the United States not only knew about the facility, our intelligence had already learned that the plant was too small to be used to produce nuclear energy (Iran’s professed purpose for their nuclear program) and would likely only have value for producing nuclear weapons – one to two bombs per year. American intelligence also knew that the plant was about three months from being completed to the point where they could begin operating centrifuges inside the location.

But hey, never let the truth get in the way of an opportunity to bash Obama. That would be bad for business.

Moving on…

  • http://thegameiam.livejournal.com David

    However, if we’ve known about this that long, how could the NIE document released in 2007 been legitimate? Something stinks here.

  • Chris

    ^exactly. misinformation is used by all sides to steer policy and public opinion whatever way they want.

  • mike

    The people of Iran have spoken. They are tired of their leaderships lies.
    That should tell you everything you need to know about the past and present of this conflict. US did not lie – did not act dis-honestly – we ahve finally uncovered teh BIG LIARS and they are in IRAN and the people are sick of it. GOD BLESS THE USA – GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH!!!! FREEDOM FOR IRAN!!!!