The New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh writes that his three-month investigation of Israel’s September 2007 bombing of a facility inside Syria has yielded no “solid evidence of ongoing nuclear-weapons programs” at the site:
Joseph Cirincione, the director for nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C., think tank, told me, “Syria does not have the technical, industrial, or financial ability to support a nuclear-weapons program. I’ve been following this issue for fifteen years, and every once in a while a suspicion arises and we investigate and there’s nothing. There was and is no nuclear-weapons threat from Syria. This is all political.” Cirincione castigated the press corps for its handling of the story. “I think some of our best journalists were used,” he said.
Hersh discussed his story on CNN yesterday: