Oh, here we go
On Loud Obbs' show the other night, long-time PNACer James Woolsey asserted that TEH FEARED IRANIAN BOMB is nigh:
I’m afraid within, well, at worst, a few months; at best, a few years; they could have a bomb.
How long until this mutates into "TEH IRANIANS WILL HAVE BOMB IN FEWE MONTHS"? Hell, regardless of the total lack of evidence beyond "the Iranians are all EEEVIL an' STUFF", I haven't seen any real proof of their interest in nuclear weapons.
As the Thinkprogress post points out, Wollsey's been kind of, um, WRONG before in this analysis of nuclear programs:
“I think it would be a lot easier to stop Saddam now than it would be two or three years from now when he would be almost certain to have nuclear weapons.” [1/10/03]
Combining the chatter of the same neocon idjits who've gotten us entrenched in that glorious FUBAR of Iraq in asserting Iran should be our next target, with the accusations from the Pentagon that Iran is supplying bombs to Iraq ('cause, you see, Iraqi's just aren't sophisticated enough to make their own, even though they were only "two years" away from nuclear weapons) and the imminent labeling of the elite section of the Iranian army as a terrorist organization (which, as is pointed out here, would mean the 2001 AUMF would cover any attack on Iran so Bush need not even bother going back to Congress on the matter) I'd say things might be about to come to a boil.
I've been wrong before. I hope I'm wrong again.