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Michael Costello: Intelligence on Bush's side
The Australian ^ | September 29, 2006

Posted on 09/29/2006 8:48:30 PM PDT by Kaslin

Report is far from damning of President's insistence on maintaining the course in Iraq

TRUTH, like beauty, is apparently to be in the eye of the beholder. That's the only conclusion you can draw from the reaction to the US National Intelligence Estimate entitled Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the US, with a declassified summary of its conclusions released by President George W. Bush after parts were leaked to The New York Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australian; bush; gwbush; iraq; newyorktimes; nie; nytimes; rumsfeld; slimes; w; wot

1 posted on 09/29/2006 8:48:31 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Jen's Mom; Tut

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2 posted on 09/29/2006 8:49:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (No matter what the left says. G.W. Bush will be remembered as the best president of this century)
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To: Kaslin

Excellent in depth article.


3 posted on 09/29/2006 8:53:00 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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NIE = CYA document. Whatever you're looking for, it's in there.


4 posted on 09/29/2006 8:56:27 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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Given the almost inconceivable incompetence, misjudgment and delusional pigheadedness of Vice-President Dick Cheney and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, largely unconstrained by Bush, the Republicans deserve a drubbing, and at the moment are more likely than not to get it.

But their defeat should not be because of this NIE which, far from undermining Bush's positions, largely supports them.

"almost inconceivable incompetence, misjudgment and delusional pigheadedness of Vice-President Dick Cheney and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld" are NOT given, and are ABSOLUTELY THE OPPOSITE OF REALITY, IMCO. The author loses much credibility here.

5 posted on 09/29/2006 9:05:22 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("There is nothing that some people don't think." -- Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: Bosco

Intelligence briefs, if written by bureaucrats, are like Rorshach tests - everybody sees something different to fit their own agenda or cover their own @sses.


6 posted on 09/29/2006 10:20:28 PM PDT by bpjam (Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaida - The Religion of Peace)
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To: FreeKeys

"almost inconceivable incompetence, misjudgment and delusional pigheadedness of Vice-President Dick Cheney and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld" are NOT given, and are ABSOLUTELY THE OPPOSITE OF REALITY, IMCO. The author loses much credibility here.


No...the author HAD to toss into his article SOMETHING anti-Bush so he can still get invited to the parties of his lefty buddies. The entire article is a literal point by point demoliton of the current liberal talking points. He presents things factually, logically, and with great clarity.

Every Republican congressman and Senator or a Republican candidate for offices in the U.S. House and Senate races should learn this article by heart. They should capture every nuanced point of view - because to do so totally nukes their opponents anti-Bush, anti-America, anti-Victory arguments!


7 posted on 09/30/2006 12:16:30 AM PDT by GLH3IL (Truth: The remedy for liberalism.)
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