Saturday, June 06, 2009

Ethan Bronner: "Iran seems to be hurtling toward nuclear weapons capacity"

Here's the beginning of Ethan Bronner's otherwise-interesting news analysis, "Obama Pins Mideast Hope on Limiting Settlements" on Saturday's A1:
Iran seems to be hurtling toward nuclear weapons capacity, Hezbollah could win Sunday’s election in Lebanon and Hamas is smuggling long-range rockets into Gaza again. So why is President Obama focusing such attention on the building of homes by Israeli Jews in the West Bank?

That, in essence, is the question being angrily posed by the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and underscores one of the biggest shifts in American policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in three decades.

Hurtling toward nuclear weapons capacity?! Oh my. That's not even the U.S. government's position. Or anything close to it.

It kind of reminds me of the 2002-2003 days, when reporters were casually referring to "Iraq's weapons of mass destruction".


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