Skip to comments.Intelligence Fiasco Footnote: The authors of the 2007 Iran NIE have some explaining to do.
Posted on 10/08/2009 6:38:06 AM PDT by no-llmd
When it comes to politicized intelligence in the Bush years, the critics may finally have a point. Perhaps the work of Americas intelligence agencies was manipulated to suit the convenience of a small group of willful officials, intent on getting their way against the better judgment of their colleagues. Except the intelligence was about Iran, not Iraq, and the manipulators werent conniving neocons but rather the Administrations internal critics on the left.
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This was an outrage at the time - High level civil servants who are either clearly stupid, or playing outright political games.
Bush did nothing because he was already under attack from all sides - so these apparatchik felt they could just issue their report for media consumption and just go back to their old lives.
Time to show them there WILL be consequences.
People charged with defense of our nation - whether military, cia, counter-terrorism, etc - simply cannot be permitted to commit malpractice for the purpose of political gain or to prevent political damage. Whoever is found to be responsible for this should be fired, jailed and be prevented from ever working for the government or lobbying again.
...the intelligence was about Iran, not Iraq, and the manipulators werent conniving neocons but rather the Administrations internal critics on the left.
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