Skip to comments.AP sources: Intelligence on weapons no 'slam dunk'
Posted on 08/29/2013 4:08:38 AM PDT by quimby
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 100 people is no "slam dunk," with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike, U.S. intelligence officials say.
However, multiple U.S. officials used the phrase "not a slam dunk" to describe the intelligence picture - a reference to then-CIA Director George Tenet's insistence in 2002 that U.S. intelligence showing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was a "slam dunk" - intelligence that turned out to be wrong.
A report by the Office of the Director for National Intelligence outlining that evidence against Syria is thick with caveats. It builds a case that Assad's forces are most likely responsible while outlining gaps in the U.S. intelligence picture. Relevant congressional committees were to be briefed on that evidence by teleconference call on Thursday, U.S. officials and congressional aides said.
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It is also entertaining to watch.
Liberals think with their tears, not their brain.
Yep. It’s an opportunity to turn some libtards, that’s for sure.
Now, if this story is accurate, it would imply that Obama, Biden, Kerry(who, by the way, served in Viet Nam), and Carney are trying to deceive the American people.
Really, now, what is the chance of that happening?
Could this be another Bradley Manning coup? If it was, none of our leaders got blamed.
Also sounds a lot like the Obama regime itself. Obama has no ‘right’ to unfettered access to Syria. Obama doesnt even provide such transparency to his own subjects.
We still dont know who ordered the Benghazi Stand Down and we should trust this?
Pray for America to Wake Up
And the MSM will not make the same conclusion
“A report by the Office of the Director for National Intelligence outlining that evidence against Syria is thick with caveats. It builds a case that Assad’s forces are most likely responsible while outlining gaps in the U.S. intelligence picture”
Uh -huh,,NOW we hear this. Tell it to Biden and Kerry.
Yesterday the Dear Leader and his worshippers were hellbent on bombing Syria (where,who knows?)
Now the WH, OFA and obamabots are busy covering their sorry backsides.
Gee,,I didn’t hear about any caveats yesterday...did anyone else hear about any caveats?
Is it our guys or Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood hires in intelligence? With a government as corrupt as ours you never know.
“Something as simple as profound disillusionment can be a negative for the democrats running for office come fund-raising time. Just doing my part...”
You’re a true patriot!
I am working on the ‘mocking’ angle. It’s clear this administration is very sensitive to being mocked.....so I am mocking the Dear Leader and his henchman on as many blogs as I can. There’s so much material and not enough hours in the day!
“Something as simple as profound disillusionment can be a negative for the democrats running for office come fund-raising time. Just doing my part..”
You know what else? The illegal immigration natives are getting restless,,as they their pet issue being pushed further away......
It’s a beautiful thing!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a US president so thoroughly spanked in front of the world.
That’s great, keep us updated!
How about a 20-second time-out or a full time-out. Then we can war-game a play to have POSOTUS launch a 3-point buzzer-beater.