Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The conflict between Iran and the
West just keeps heating up, with the Iranians announcing over
the weekend that they have begun to enrich uranium at a second
major facility, a well-defended site outside the city of Qom.
Given the high stakes, it’s valuable to take another look
at the main source of the tension: Iran’s nuclear-weapons
program. That this enterprise is active is widely considered a
given in the U.S. In fact, the evidence, contained in a November
report of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is sketchy.
And the way the data have been presented produces a sickly sense
of deja vu.