Some diplomats and analysts in Tehran speculated that the fanfare surrounding the announcement may be a prelude to the regime saying it was ready to bow to UN demands that it suspend enrichment activities and re-enter negotiations. "Their goal is to claim a very big victory and achievement and say, 'Now that we have reached our goal and public opinion has been satisfied we will go for compromise with the UN security council and US,'" said Saeed Leylaz, a political analyst.
Or maybe it's not quite as bad as it sounds?
Perhaps Iran's real goal is not the use of such a weapon; perhaps Iran's government simply wants to show the world that it has
such a weapon. Our tactics and policies must change when dealing with a nuclear power. I'd even go so far as to suggest that the assault and subsequent occupation of Iraq has in fact pushed
Iran foreword in its attempt to produce nuclear weapons, because then the US would have to think twice about rolling across its boarders.
As for actually using a weapon, what good would it do? Think about it. The entire world
would come down on them. No matter how violent and cruel, no matter how crazy a dictators seem to be, they don't get to power by being stupid.
On another note, I have indeed found his comments to be disturbing...in and of themselves.
"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." - Albert Einstein
"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands." - Douglas Adams