Why Bush's tallking points on Iran changed
There's an aspect of this that I haven't seen covered yet. Apparently the Bush administration has known for nearly a year that Iran had halted is nuclear development program back in 2003. So a lot of people in the blogosphere have been talking about how the administration has been hyping the threat even though they knew it was false.
However, it occurs to me that the administration actually backed off the "nuclear Iran" talking point quite some time ago. For the last year, they've been pushing the "Iran is helping insurgents in Iraq" talking point. I've read speculation that this shift occurred because the "nuclear Iran" narrative just wasn't working as well as the Iran hawks liked.
But what if there was another reason for the shift? What if they changed the dialog when they were informed that it simply wasn't true?
Just a though.