Bush erroneously says Iran announced desire for nuclear weapons
March 20, 2008: President Bush contended that Iran has "declared they want a nuclear weapon to destroy people" and that the Islamic Republic could be hiding a secret program. Iran, however, has never publicly proclaimed a desire for nuclear weapons and has repeatedly insisted that the uranium enrichment program it's operating in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions is for civilian power plants, not warheads...
Bush Lies about Iran on Now-Ruz
March 21, 2008: On Thursday, Bush lied about Iran again: "President Bush said the Iranian government has "declared they want to have a nuclear weapon to destroy people . . ." The Iranian leaders have consistently condemned nuclear weapons as inhumane and denounced them and said that they don't want them and it would be illegal in Islamic law to use them...
NIE Report on Iran Contradicts Bush Claims
December 3, 2007: A new U.S. intelligence report on Iran says that Tehran may be able to develop a nuclear weapon between 2010 and 2015. But the National Intelligence Estimate finds that Iran halted its nuclear weapons development program in the fall of 2003 due to international pressure — contradicting claims by the Bush administration...
01:18:42 PST: Port of Los Angeles
An unmarked cargo van drives cautiously into a warehouse complex adjacent to America's busiest container port.
04:18:45 EST: Port of New York, New Jersey Marine Terminal
A small van parks in an alley abutting the Customs facility at the East Coast's busiest seaport.
04:20:12 EST: In Dearborn, Michigan, six messages are sent to six different text pagers, three of which ride in a van in Los Angeles; three others of which sit in a van parked in New Jersey.
Two occupants in each van receive the messages. The text of each message reads: A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
In the back of each van is a three-by-three-by-two plywood box, which contains a carefully packaged and shielded device. The occupants of each van meticulously unbox their respective devices.
Inside each device is a core of approximately 60 pounds of enriched uranium, produced in an Iranian nuclear reactor ostensibly for purposes of "clean, safe energy."
Once unboxed, each device exposes an igniter on one of its sides. The design of the igniter reveals that each device is a "gun-type" atomic weapon.
The gun device is similar to "Little Boy", the bomb detonated over Hiroshima. While such a design is obsolete for technically advanced countries, the gun method does not require significant engineering or manufacturing prowess. It is therefore made-to-order for terrorist organizations and rogue regimes.
Within moments of the pages being received, a tidal wave of fire engulfs Manhattan, rolling to Harlem to the north, Brooklyn to the east, Staten Island to the south and Jersey City to the west.
And a massive plume of smoke rises over the Port of Los Angeles.
At 4:26 EST, secure phones throughout government begin ringing. Including one on the President's nightstand.
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