What ahmadinejad and bush have in common

Neither one knows much about anything. Bryan reports on a piece from BBC World Today:

…about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, essentially saying that the office of President actually is not that powerful, and there is no reason to believe that Ahmadinejad actually knows what he is talking about when it comes to the nuclear program. Mr. Ahmadinejad has no scientific training and was the mayor of Tehran until his election.

In other words, don’t pay any more attention to ahmadinejad than you would to the former Texas governor who also has no scientific training.

The Election Must be Getting Close

And the bushies need something to lift their chances from the depths they are at today. So, they are waving sticks in the air again:

The Bush administration is piling on the pressure over Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons programme. It maintains Tehran’s decision to resume building uranium centrifuges wrecked a long-running EU-led dialogue and is proof of bad faith.
The US will ask a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency on September 13 to declare Iran in breach of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, a prelude to seeking punitive UN sanctions.
Condoleezza Rice, the US national security adviser, said at the weekend there was a new international willingness to confront Tehran, but declined to rule out unilateral action if others did not go along.
Sound familiar?
Eric at Wampum argues:
The current working-draft of the casus belli (singular) for the work-in-progress Iran War is failure to allow IAEA inspections.
Eric is wrong in restricting the gathering threat to a single issue. According to the above Guardian article the bushies are waving sticks on 4-5 fronts though the nuclear issue seems to be the biggest one at the moment. Given the apparent information failures related to their last adventure I expect folks to set an extremely high standard of proof for any allegations that might lead to an act of war.
Question for the day: what other nuclear powers are planning to not allow IAEA inspections?