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Rush Limbaugh claimed that a picture given to him by "friends in the military" was proof of an Iranian missile that could be used for a nuclear weapon. But U.S. officials and defense experts have explained that Iran is not capable of having a nuclear weapon at this time.
During the October 11 vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden stated that "we will not allow the Iranians to get a nuclear weapon." Biden went on to explain that even if the Iranians "get to the point where they can enrich uranium enough to put into a weapon ... they don't have a weapon to put it into."
Limbaugh disagreed with the vice president's statement that the Iranians did not have a weapon for a nuclear bomb. On the October 12 edition of his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh mocked Biden, purporting to quote him as saying, "They don't have a missile. But I'm telling you, they don't have a weapon."
Later, Limbaugh went after Biden again, claiming that "I've got a picture ... right here" of an Iranian missile. Pointing to his computer, he continued:
LIMBAUGH: Who says the Iranians don't have a missile? I've got a picture of one right here. I have friends in the military. They have pictures of things. There's a picture -- aren't the Iranians test-firing missiles over there? I don't know where they are ending up. But who says they don't have a missile, Joey? Who's telling him?