Iran resolution vs. the Iran National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of 2007
The text includes this disturbing item:
Whereas the November 2007 National Intelligence Estimate reported that Iran was secretly working on the design and manufacture of a nuclear warhead until at least 2003, but that Iran could have enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon as soon as late 2009;
Now, I remembering hearing that the NIE re Iran's nuclear program pretty much made plain that there was NO threat from Iran on a nuclear level. So what is the truth here?
Compare the statement in the resolution above to the statement in the actual NIE:
We judge with moderate confidence that the earliest possible date Iran would be technically capable of producing enough HEU for a weapon is late 2009, but that this is very unlikely.
The statement in the resolution is not technically a lie, but it completely misrepresents the NIE statement.
Isn't there one mainstream journalist curious enough to look inside a resolution to find out what it actually says? It's not even a long one. And the NIE is only 9 pages, five of which are intro re NIEs. Seriously. What has happened to journalism in this country?