A View From The Handbasket

Thursday, April 13, 2006
Iran's bomb? Mickey Mouse.
Posted by Tyrone at 6:17 AM
According to Juan Cole, all Iran is currently capable of, nuke-wise, is illuminating the face of your Mickey Mouse watch. Bomb-grade uranium must be enriched to 80%, requiring 16,000 centrifuges hooked up to cascade. Iran's currently at a whopping 3.5% using 180 centrifuges, a pace that will require another 10 years 'till blast off. So why all the sabre rattling? Iran hard liners are polling at 15% while Bush is in the 30s, leading one to believe that this international game of Chicken is all about boosting respective popularity. Stay tuned as this ratings race heats up.

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