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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Worst Headline Ever

Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days, U.S. Says

This could quite possibly be the MOST irresponsible, MOST misleading headline I've ever seen.

The headline overtly implies that Iran could create a nuclear bomb in 16 days from now, as opposed to what the article actually says-- Iran could produce a bomb 16 days AFTER it builds 50,000 centrifuges. Right now Iran claims to have 165 centrifuges. Even if Iran is lying and it has, say, 1000 centrifuges instead of 164, they still need 49,000 more. (Hell, even if they have 10,000 secret centrifuges they still need 40,000 more!) In the article a U.S. government openly acknowledges that Iran is still years away-- as many as 13 years based on its current capacity-- from having what they need to build a nuclear weapon.

Most experts say Iran is 10 years from having a nuclear bomb, a few say it could be as few as 5 years if they are extraordinarily efficient as well as lucky, but no one is saying they could make one in less than 3 weeks from now. But you wouldn't know that from the absurdly inflammatory headline.

Hat tip to Shakespeare's Sister.

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