Iran insists its nuclear program is designed to make electricity. And when I go into a bakeshop, I'm just taking in the view.

In a word: please.

How is it that one of the most oil-rich countries on Earth suddenly has an energy problem and needs nuclear power to fill the gap? That's like me popping by a Krispy Kreme to say I need the doughnuts to buff up.

Again: please.

Even Japan, with all its horrid nuclear memories, I can see wanting to go nuclear, because, well, it imports a lot of oil. France too. Yet even the French are rightly suspecting Iran's argument is a doozie.

And I say, if you're going to come up with a doozie, at least make it a good doozie.

If this were all about peaceful uses, Iran would have no trouble showing us its peaceful applications. Or even where those applications are.

It doesn't. It won't.

All I know is that when I'm telling my wife I'm on a diet and I've got a pocket stuffed with Napoleons, I'm not going to show her what's in the pocket.

She'd go... well, nuclear.

So she should. And so should we.

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