IRAN UPDATE….Iran’s game of nuclear chicken continues apace:

Iran has enriched uranium, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Tuesday.

“I’m announcing officially that Iran has now joined the countries that have nuclear technology,” Ahmadinejad said in a carefully staged speech carried live across Iran. “This is a very historic moment, and this is because of the Iranian people and their belief. And this is the start of the progress of this country.”

It’s sort of like watching the Cuban Missile Crisis in ve-r-r-r-y slow motion. And without the possibility of the entire planet being incinerated, of course.