So another Bogey Man is charging over the horizon, and Chickenlicken is running around telling us that the sky is falling in. At which point do we stop believing the cry of Wolf, or WMD? Here are some thoughts:- The CIA has reported that Iran stopped its fledgling nuclear weapons programme in 2003. Ahmadinejad does not control Iranian Foreign Policy (the Supreme Leader does). Ahmadinejad does not control either the nuclear fuel programme nor any possible nuclear weapons programme (the Supreme Leader does). There is very strong and active opposition to Ahmadinejad in Iran. The previous reformist President would not allow him to attend cabinet meetings, which had previously been the right of the Tehran Mayor (Ah Mad's job before becoming President). Have a look at the link BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Political problems mount for Ahmadinejad How was this relative unknown newcomer able to come to prominence by popular vote? The more fundamentalist and radical Islamic Mosques apparently networked which sounds somewhat familiar to George W's support from hardcore christians in the States. And yes, the lovely war against Iraq polarised opinion across the world, not just the Islamic world, and this is what you get. Ah Mad is there because we were there illegally; we are reaping what we sowed yet again, and yet again blaming them. But why were they able to mobilise a radical vote when the country had previously been enjoying a period of reform? Oh yes Iraq, and the last Bogey Man with WMD. At least Saddam was an Authoritarian leader with power to produce WMD, though of course now we admit he hadn't. So why are certain elements running around trying to sink us into another war? Does the US military need another theatre to blow off the latest toys? Is it simply that Bogeymen are good National Unity and control? I personally have no idea, but a triumvirate of Bush, Olmert and Ahmadinejad, is not a pretty cocktail. The two latter gentlemen are up on corruption allegations and the former, well you know what most of the rest of the World thinks of him.