- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that a US report on Tehran's nuclear programme is a "great victory". [BBC News, December 5th, 2007]
- "a massive body blow for the United States" [Ulterior Motive, December 5th, 2007]
- "this is a bombshell" [Kevin Drum, Washington Monthly, December 3rd, 2007]
So Iran's not having the bomb is a "bombshell" is it? This illustrates the strange rhetoric of nuclear weaponry I commented on before. A bomb that doesn't work, or a bomb that doesn't even exist, can still produce interesting and powerful effects.
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