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More Opinions on the NIE
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

It appears that Dean Barnett had the same unenthusiastic reaction I did to the release of the National Intelligence Estimate.
The heavily awaited National Intelligence Estimate has turned out to be “The Heaven’s Gate” of government reports. I say this not because The Estimate vindicates the Bush administration and humiliates the New York Times. The Estimate is such a dud because it is so wondrously uninteresting, and so magnificently obtuse. If this is the best our intelligence community can produce, we might consider shutting the whole intelligence system down and instead funneling the funds saved into crash Arabic lessons for the American populace.
Well, that's a cheery thought.

It's hard to escape the conclusion that much of the NIE is geared more towards ass-covering at intelligence agencies than it is in providing any useful analysis for the NCA.
 
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Still and all, why such a too-do over this no matter who it vindicates? Given all the CIA and intel failures and partisian shenanigans we’ve seen, why should I give a flying cr*p what they say, much less actually credit it?
 
Written By: Shark
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Of course, all you’ve seen is what your president wanted you to see.
 
Written By: jadegold
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Of course, all you’ve seen is what your president wanted you to see.
<sarcasm>

Coming from someone who is ideologically predisposed towards blindness to anything that contradicts some personal weltanchauung, your crticism is devastating.

Truly.

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Written By: Dale Franks
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Wow, what a cogent remark, Dale.

You get get spoonfed exactly what your president wants you to see and you regurgitate same. GIGO.

 
Written By: jadegold
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Wow, what a cogent remark, Dale.

You get get spoonfed exactly what your president wants you to see and you regurgitate same. GIGO.
<sarcasm>
Once again, the brilliance of your insight, especially as it pertains to your personal knowledge about my views, leaves me unable to respond to your keen observations.
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Written By: Dale Franks
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The hypocrisy of the left and Democrats in clear display. They illegally leak a a small portion, out of context, of the executive summary of a classified document, showing what they want, and the hypocitical lefties are all overjoyed cause they can use it to indulge in their BDS.

Bush releases the rest of the executive summary, giving some context.

And the hypocrites whine and cry and scream that Bush is only releasing a portion of the document, when a portion was initially good enough for the self-same hypocrites.

When, of course, none of it should be out there in the first place.

 
Written By: Anonymous
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The hypocrisy of the left and Democrats in clear display. They illegally leak a a small portion, out of context, of the executive summary of a classified document, showing what they want, and the hypocitical lefties are all overjoyed cause they can use it to indulge in their BDS.

Bush releases the rest of the executive summary, giving some context.

And the hypocrites whine and cry and scream that Bush is only releasing a portion of the document, when a portion was initially good enough for the self-same hypocrites.

When, of course, none of it should be out there in the first place.
And so tell us, anon, who precisely was the hypocrite who leaked the NIE?

I want a name, position, etc.

The funny part is that yesterday the line of the Bush Cult was that the leaked portions of the NIE supported Bush. Today, the same leak, due to its selectivity and lack of context, hurts Bush.

And you call others deranged. It’s quite obvious Rove hasn’t told wingers what to think, so they end up contradicting themselves.
 
Written By: mkultra
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Whats it like to want, MK?

Were you pleased that the illegal leak happened, MK?
 
Written By: Anonymous
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Whats it like to want, MK?

Were you pleased that the illegal leak happened, MK?
Look, you made the assertion that someone on the "left" leaked the NIE. You provide no evidence of that.

What is your evidence?
 
Written By: mkultra
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You are correct MK, I don’t provide evidence of it. It is my presumption. It is quite obvious that anti-Bush elements leaked it, and quite likely Democrats or supporters of Democrats.

So, were you pleased the illegal leak happened, MK?





 
Written By: Anonymous
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Of course, all you’ve seen is what your president wanted you to see.
No, first we saw what the New York Times wanted us to see. I don’t think the President wanted us to see any of it. If he did he would have declassified it before it was leaked, don’t you think?
 
Written By: Pablo
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No, first we saw what the New York Times wanted us to see. I don’t think the President wanted us to see any of it.
Be gentle, Pablo. If you’re far enough Left of center, the paralax error will be so great that it appears that the New York Times supports Bush.
 
Written By: BrianOfAtlanta
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Of course, all you’ve seen is what your president wanted you to see.
As opposed to the even tinier section that the NYTimes wanted you to see...
 
Written By: shark
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And so tell us, anon, who precisely was the hypocrite who leaked the NIE?

I want a name, position, etc.
MK, this is as stupid as when you demanded proof that there was no Rovian conspiracy to get Val Plame.

I love the fact that you’re becoming so unhinged. Though I do worry because you sound unstable, and we all know the propensity you peace types have towards violence when you don’t agree with someone...
 
Written By: shark
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Belt and suspenders too. Oh ye of little faith.
 
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