If you are to believe the western politicians they are preventing Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. There was once these books at the library called The PM Me Encyclopedia. It graphically illustrates how many modern contraptions work, Apollo 11, the Harrier Jet, and of course the atomic bomb. It has a cut-through drawing of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima + several pages explaining exactly how the device works, these diagrams have also been found on the internet. To a lay-man it seems relatively simple. I would suspect that such a device is impossible for a group like al queda to manufacture-way to complex for them, but I would also think a country like Iran more than has the resources to make one. So what are the chances that Iran-a country that manufactures its own helicopters and fighter-planes, a country that has about 200 Israeli nukes pointing at it, does not already have nuclear weapons? Not very high, considering theyve had the capability to highly-enrich uranium for some time now, and once theyve got that-its probably not such a big deal to get it up to weapons-grade; also Egypt probably also has nukes, they were talking about it on CNN, there was this secret project where the Arab countries got together and each provided different components to develop the bomb, some of the scientists came from Iraq, Libya also provided some assistance and enriched uranium before it canceled its own nuclear program with the original raw-materials coming from N. Korea or Pakistan; apparently the last stop on the project was Egypt which now has the bomb.. So anyways, whats wrong with those countries having nukes? Did we really expect them to just sit there with a gun pointed at their heads? The American position is that its going to look the other way on the Israeli thing and then insist no other country be allowed to have nukes-not likely..