Tell the Washington Post Ombudsman to fact-check the publication's claim that Iran has "a quest to possess nuclear weapons."
A key way that US media - in particular, the New York Times and the Washington Post - helped railroad the nation into war with Iraq in 2002-3 was by treating as "fact" key allegations about Iraq's alleged WMD program which had not been proven - and which, following the US invasion of Iraq, turned out to be false.
Now we're seeing some of the same behavior in the US media about allegations that Iran is seeking to acquire a nuclear weapon. As Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting observed on November 16, "Much of the corporate media coverage of a new UN report on Iran strongly asserts that Iran is close to building nuclear weapons. But the International Atomic Energy Agency report does not actually arrive at that conclusion, and many critics contend that the speculations that are in the report are misguided." 
A particularly egregious example is a "photo gallery" published by the Washington Post headlined, "Iran’s quest to possess nuclear weapons."  Of course, the claim that Iran has a "quest to possess nuclear weapons" is not a fact but an allegation. By making the claim a headline, the Washington Post treats it as a fact.
As Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh noted in the New Yorker on November 18, there is still no definitive evidence of an Iranian nuclear-weapons program. 
Join us in urging the Washington Post's Ombudsman to "factcheck" the Washington Post's treatment of the allegation that Iran has a "quest to possess nuclear weapons" as a fact.
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1. "Iran, Nukes and the Failure of Skepticism: Iraq all over again?" Media Advisory, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, 11/16/11, http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4430
2. "Iran’s quest to possess nuclear weapons," Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/irans-quest-to-possess-nuclear-weapons/2011/11/07/gIQAEZaZvM_gallery.html
3. "Iran and the I.A.E.A.," Seymour M. Hersh, New Yorker, November 18, 2011, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2011/11/iran-and-the-iaea.html