What Does it Mean?
The bomb dropped on Iran's nuclear aspirations came yesterday with the release of the 2007 U.S. intelligence assessment. Turns out in 2005 when that year's assessment stated that Iran was actively pursuing a nuclear weapon, the 'rogue' country had in fact shelved their atomic weapons program two years earlier.
This revelation creates a problem for Bush's plans to add Iran to the list of countries he starts wars he fails to finish during his two terms as president.
One question: should anyone trust the latest intelligence assessments? As it's pointed out in the first article I linked to, this is the same assessment that helped make the case in Bush's mind the strike Iraq. And anyways, new assessment or not, the hawks still live.