President Obama admitted in an NPR interview Tuesday morning that Iran will end up with the bomb at the end of his nuclear deal.
This is what he said: “What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero.”
Under the terms of the deal, Iran’s breakout time would be expanded from the present two to three months to at least a year. The deal would only last 10 years and then phase out.
Although Obama acknowledged that Iran’s breakout time could shrink back to zero, he said the advantage would be that we’d have insight because of inspections.
The Iranians would be able to go nuclear at will by the end of the deal.
Obama actually told the truth, but don’t worry, the White House spokespeople were out there the next day taking it back.
Spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters Thursday that the President was talking about a hypothetical scenario in which the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) had not been enacted.
She said the president’s words “were a little mixed up there,” and he was just “referring to a scenario in which there was no deal.” According to her, it was “more of a hypothetical, “well look, without a deal, this is what could possibly happen.”
That of course is a lie and Obama will have to be more careful about those honest slip moments.