September 26, 2006

NIE Declassified, Boring

It's here (PDF) if you really must read it, but it won't tell you news junkies anything you haven't already figured out for yourselves.

The only question I have is whether or not either the NY Times or Washington Post will admit they were used as dupes in a propaganda effort.

I'm guessing they won't.

Update: From Hugh Hewitt:

The democratic Party and its agenda journalist allies are campaigning for retreat from Iraq, a retreat that would be a decisive victory for the jihadists. Thus any vote for any Congressional Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability.

And that is the conclusion supported by the NIE, touted just 48 hours ago by the left as the key document of this political season.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 26, 2006 11:50 PM | TrackBack

They are already being re-used. Harmon says, "OH! OH! OH! OH! But WAIT! there is ANOTHER NIE that NOONE HAS SEEN! lets see when THAT! is de-classified"

Of course the "other" NIE, is an initial draft, being updated every day, while analysts are sifting through the rawish data before publication. So the spin is gonna be "the administration won't let us see the raw data of standing intelligence, so they are spinning and cherry picking intel"

Note to people who bitch about "cherry picking intel" You are SUPPOSED TO CHERRY PICK INTEL thats why we have ANALYSTS! An Analysts JOB is to CHERRY PICK intel, and then pass it on in a form that is redefined.

ALL intelligence that touches the executive abstent specific order is ALWAYS CHERRY PICKED, by the ANALYSTS!


Sorry for my irritation.

I'm fin.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 27, 2006 02:13 AM

With the Dem’s using Bush’s policy as a cause of some uprising in Islamic terrorism and thus deflecting a clear look back into the past and the failure of policy during the Clinton era, now would be a excellent time to review Dem’s/Clinton’s policies as their being the catalyst and accelerant which ultimately led to UBL’s ‘declaration of war’ - 9-11 and beyond.

Do that, you watch how fast the Dem’s start singing the tune, ‘we shouldn’t be focusing on the past but the future.’

Of course, their future is a return to past policy....

Posted by: Eg at September 27, 2006 02:44 AM

Here's a very good example in todays edition of Lebanon's Daily-Star, Damascus warns diplomatic impasse means more conflict.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem also said that the "war on terror" has failed and that US policies were behind the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.
Given UBL's team began planning somewhere in 98' or 99' quite obviously it couldn't have been Bush's policy which the Syrian's are now criticizing.

Take-it away 'nupe, no sex here. I didn't inhale' - Bubba....

Posted by: Eg at September 27, 2006 03:02 AM