IRAN UPDATE….Knight Ridder quotes three anonymous officials about Iran’s nuclear program:

Based on the IAEA data, U.S. experts have concluded that “Iran could be as little as two to three years away from having nuclear weapons, with all the necessary caveats and assumptions and extrapolations about them overcoming technical hurdles,” said one U.S. official. “Admittedly, those are significant assumptions.”

….”They are moving much quicker than everyone thought,” said the [foreign] diplomat, who didn’t offer an estimate on how soon Iran might be able to produce highly enriched uranium.

….”I think it’s fair to say that there’s growing concern about what the Iranians may be up to,” said a U.S. defense official.

Keep your eye on Dick Cheney. Presumably he’s still the Bush administration bellwether.

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