A screen capture taken from last night’s edition of Fox News Live (August 2, 2005, 11:35pm)
Good God! A mere three years until the mullahs of Iran develop nuclear weaponry?
Meanwhile, from the rest of the news-reporting world, various accounts of this same news seemed to imply something entirely different. Not that Roger Ailes is fabricating news rather than spinning it as is customary, but, hey:
The following news, also reported yesterday, comes via “Iran Is Judged 10 Years From Nuclear Bomb; U.S. Intelligence Review Contrasts With Administration Statements“, the Washington Post, Tuesday, August 2, 2005:
A major U.S. intelligence review has projected that Iran is about a decade away from manufacturing the key ingredient for a nuclear weapon, roughly doubling the previous estimate of five years, according to government sources with firsthand knowledge of the new analysis.
The carefully hedged assessments, which represent consensus among U.S. intelligence agencies, contrast with forceful public statements by the White House.