February 21, 2012

Director of National Intelligence Clapper Has Doubts About Iranian Bomb, But Sen. Graham Is "Very Convinced"

Reading the situation in Washington, and the course to war with Iran, is tough because there are so many layers to this complex global drama.

Is the White House really opposed to war against Iran, or is it all a grand act?

Officially, White House Officials deny that Iran is building a nuclear bomb. Read this passage from an article that was published on Friday, February 17, called, "Effort to change U.S. red line on Iran has Senate Dems worried about war":
Still, there are signs of gaps remaining between the Obama administration and Congress members. In testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier Thursday, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, made clear that the administration continues to perceive a substantive strategic difference between capabilities and acquisition.

“We assess Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons, in part by developing various nuclear capabilities that better position it to produce such weapons, should it choose to do so,” he said in written testimony. “We do not know, however, if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons.”

Graham, in an exchange, pressed him on the point.

“You have doubt about the Iranians’ intention when it comes to making a nuclear weapon?” Graham asked.

“I do,” Clapper answered.

“So you’re not so sure they’re trying to make a bomb?” Graham asked.

“I think they’re keeping themselves in a position to make that decision, but there are certain things they have not yet done and have not done for some time,” Clapper said.

“I guess my point is that I take a different view,” Graham concluded. “I’m very convinced they’re going down the road of developing a nuclear weapon.”
Is this Graham character a true believer, or a stupid and deluded fool? How can somebody be "very convinced" of anything in their life? Maybe he's not really convinced that Iran desires a bomb, but he's saying it just to get the war started and get America involved. That would make him a criminal traitor who does not care about the damage that will be done to American interests in the aftermath of a U.S.-Israeli attack on Iran.