Interesting developments regarding the NIE Report of Iran's nukes and lots of people digging up a plethora of background info...
First though - a little quiz... Who said the following: (The Answer is at the end of the post)
Iran and North Korea are the states of most concern to us. The United States’ concerns about Iran are shared by many nations, including many of Iran’s neighbors. Iran is continuing to pursue uranium enrichment and has shown more interest in protracting negotiations and working to delay and diminish the impact of UNSC sanctions than in reaching an acceptable diplomatic solution. We assess that Tehran is determined to develop nuclear weapons--despite its international obligations and international pressure. This is a grave concern to the other countries in the region whose security would be threatened should Iran acquire nuclear weapons.
Rather than rehash all the great research, I'm gonna link to the sources. I suggest reading each one and comparing it with the media's reporting of the NIE.
American Thinker - Ed Laskey - The suspect provenance of the NIE report
Strata-Sphere - It’s Official, Iran NIE Was Not A Consensus Finding (AJ has multiple posts up about the NIE which are all very educational)
This Ain't Hell - Iran’s nuke program and the NIE
My pal GIJane described the NIE Report on Iran's nuke program probably the best I've seen yet...
The fact remains that Iran is still enriching uranium and may very well have a nuclear weapon within the next decade. Between the rigging by leftwing Democrats, questionable sources, and lack of cross checking, you can use this NIE to line your bird cage.
Answer to the question posted up top:
Dr. Thomas Fingar made that statement on July 11, 2007 while testifying in front of the House Armed Services Committee.
Per the Weekly Standard...
This paragraph appeared under the subheading: "Iran Assessed As Determined to Develop Nuclear Weapons." And the entirety of Fingar’s 22-page testimony was labeled "Information as of July 11, 2007." No part of it is consistent with the latest NIE, in which our spooks tell us Iran suspended its covert nuclear weapons program in 2003 "primarily in response to international pressure" and they "do not know whether (Iran) currently intends to develop nuclear weapons
Looks like someone raided Bill and Hillary's closet and borrowed their big old FLIP-FLOPS.