Spin for Dummies, page 15: “When square news does not fit the round hole of your narrative, bang it with a hammer until it fits.”
Our assessment that Iran halted the program in 2003 primarily in response to international pressure indicates Tehran’s decisions are guided by a cost-benefit approach rather than a rush to a weapon irrespective of the political, economic, and military costs.
Oh my! Iran is a rational actor? Whodathunkit!
The opponents of a new war need to capitalize on this. They need to offer an alternative narrative: Iran wants to negotiate. This is an opportunity, not an emergency.
And they shouldn’t hesitate. The president is already pounding square facts into a round holes:
“So, I view this report as a warning signal that they had the program, they halted the program. And the reason why it’s a warning signal is that they could restart it,” the president said.
So we’re supposed to declare war on Iran because they STOPPED building nukes? Only in BushWorld…
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