The Neocon Spin On The NIE

Victor Davis Hanson is quick off the draw:

The latest news from Iran about the supposed abandonment in 2003 of the effort to produce a Bomb if even remotely accurate presents somewhat of a dilemma for liberal Democrats.


I just got an email with this story under the subject line "Your Zionist lies exposed." But actually I think that's a mistaken take, because I don't think this story cuts that way at all. This story lets the Bush Administration take credit for pressuring Iran into stopping its weapons program by invading Iraq -- meaning that the invasion really did end a major WMD threat -- and also punt further serious action on the Iran issue to the next administration. Cui bono? I think it's pretty obvious...

But why wait till now to let the world know, if we've known for a while?