• donbacon commented on the blog post The Meaning of “Capability” in the Iran Debate

    2012-07-30 08:15:14View | Delete

    Oren was referring to The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington think-tank founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George J. Mitchell. In a recent report, the BPC described Iran’s [fully-UN-supervised] nuclear enrichment program and concluded:
    “As a result of these developments, the time Iran would need to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon has fallen dramatically:
    - Depending on the method used, Iran could produce 20 kilograms of highly enriched uranium, enough for a weapon, in between 34 and 110 days.***
    In November 2011, that range was between 60 and 180 days.
    - That window could fall to just 8 days by November 2012.****”

    With friends like these . . .