Boom Times:

For this NYT story to have the meaning they ascribe to it, the following things would have to be true:

1) Saddam had plans for nuclear weapons that were highly advanced;
2) So highly that -- as I read the timeline -- they were better than fifteen years' further along than Iran's plans;
3) ...even with the help Iran received from AQ Khan (which may explain why Saddam's government turned down Khan's offer to sell them technology).

Now that kind of puts the war in a different light, doesn't it?

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