The IAEA will be releasing their quarterly report later this week in which new evidence will be provided that Iran’s nuclear programs are geared towards building nuclear weapons despite Ahmadinejad’s peaceful claims. Their research in nuclear missile technology and the fact that they’ve been enriching uranium at a far quicker pace than necessary for peaceful means is a clear indication of the program’s true purpose.
The IAEA report is also expected to say that the activity is taking place at a facility in Qom, deep in a mountainside, that could within months be fortified against conventional weaponry. Some of it may already be out of the reach of missiles. This serious piece of information has led to increased discussions between the U.S. and Great Britain whether to use military force against Iran before it is too late, as reported by Canada and The Guardian, both non-USA media agencies.
Although The Guardian claims that Obama’s reelection won’t play a role in the decision, given that his reelection has been the key factor in all other major decisions he’s faced, it most definitely will. So the serious question Obama now faces is not whether Iran should be stopped before becoming a nuclear power, but whether it is worth it to upset his liberal base once again in exchange for receiving support of the average American.
Sounds familiar for some? Here’s why. In February of 2010, Governor Palin had said the following during an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
WALLACE: I know that three years is an eternity in politics. But how hard do you think President Obama will be to defeat in 2012?
PALIN: It depends on a few things. Say he played, and I got this from Buchanan, reading one of his columns the other day. Say he played the war card. Say he decided to declare war on Iran, or decided to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do. But that changes the dynamics in what we can assume is going to happen between now and three years. Because I think if the election were today, I do not think Obama would be re-elected.
Whether Obama will or won’t bomb Iran, the very idea that bombing Iran has become a topic of serious discussion across the globe and will continue to be so during the year of Obama’s reelection, sure proves to all once again Palin’s ability to pinpoint issues and their solutions way before anyone else.