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Friday, April 27, 2012

Pa-pa-pa-pa-netta HOPES Ganz is right????

Such is the state of United States 'intelligence' on Iran.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday night that he does not have any specific information that indicates whether the Iranians have made a decision to build a nuclear weapon, AFP reported.

"I would like to hope... that because of the leadership of the United States, the international community and the leadership of Israel, they can make the right decision," AFP quoted Panetta as saying after meeting Chilean Defense Minister Andres Allamand.
I'm debating which is worse: The fact that the United States Secretary of Defense is obviously completely clueless as to Iran's intentions, or the fact that he is stupid enough to say so in a press conference.

YNet carries the original AFP report:
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday that he hopes that statements from Israel's military chief describing Iran's leadership as rational were "correct."

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Wednesday that the Iranian leadership "is composed of very rational people," and that while Tehran was reaching the point at which it could decide to build a nuclear bomb, the leaders had not yet decided whether to proceed.


"I would hope [Gantz is] correct and he knows something more that I do," Panetta said during a visit to Chile.

"I do not have any specific information that indicates (the Iranians) have made any decision one way or another" on whether to build a nuclear weapon, Panetta told reporters after meeting his Chilean counterpart Andres Allamand.
And keep in mind that before he became Secretary of Defense this guy headed the CIA. What the....

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