Yeah, diplomacy, nuance and multilateral hand-wringing has just worked out so well, hasn't it:
"Islamic Iran today possesses 6,000 centrifuges," Fars news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying Saturday in an address to university professors in the northeastern city of Mashhad.
That is, 6,000 centrifuges operating at full-tilt in a custom undeground reinforced concrete facility at Natanz. Don't ask why a peaceful, civilian nuclear energy program needs to be housed underground in a bomb-proof bunker. An honest and thorough inspections regime would be more than enough to keep the Israelis from attacking.
As for you milquetoast liberals who think that talking just for talking's sake is a good thing in diplomacy, get this:
Ahmadinejad called the U.S. participation in the latest round of nuclear talks "a victory for Iran." In the past, the U.S. said it would join talks only if Iran suspends uranium enrichment first.
"The presence of a U.S. representative ... was a victory for Iran, irrespective of the outcome. ... The U.S. condition was for Iran to suspend enrichment but they attended (the talks) without such a condition being met," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in the state radio report.
Mind you, Ahmadinejad is declaring victory here over the war mongering criminal Bush regime.
How much worse will this get when we have a president like Obama in office who is too frightened to talk to Fox News?