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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dems, MSM, and CIA in Concerted Lie to Attack Opponents

The Democrats, the MSM, and the National Security Bureaucracy are so eager to bug out of Iraq that they selectively leaked a portion of a National Intelligence Estimate to attack their opponents. This was a huge mistake...

First, it clearly demonstrates that there are many Clinton holdovers within the bureaucracy of the Executive branch which are still opposed to the policy positions of the duly elected President. This is a serious issue...we're 6 years into this presidency and he is still be undermined by his subordinates. These are the same people that dropped the ball when it came to responding to terror attacks in the '90s, when Bubba was in office. And they're still praying that they can get back to prosecuting terrorists in court rather than killing them like the vermin they are.

Second, they surely knew the other aspects of the NIE which were directly contradicted the assertions that they were going to throw at the Administration - and went ahead with it anyway, hoping that no one would have the cojones to call them on it.

Well, Bush decided that it was time to set the record straight and declassified all of the Key Judgements from the report... and it's damning stuff. You can read the entire declassified judgments here.
This post at RedState is a great summary of the judgments, the most important being the following:

For me this is the single most important line:
We assess that the Iraq jihad is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders and operatives; perceived jihadist success there would inspire more fighters to continue the struggle elsewhere.
So how do they percieve success? Can you say redeployment? Good, I knew you could! Conversely there was this line:
Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight.
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Again, what strikes me is how the NIE findings are the complete opposite of what the New York Times sought to persuade the public to believe. No wonder Pelosi wanted to hold a closed door session of the house to read this before it hit the fan.

The Bush administration also posted the Key Judgments from the NIE on the Whitehouse.gov website, along with public statements from the President which mirror the sentiments in the NIE. I recommend it as well.

As the paulseale at RedStat asks... will the press cover this factually? Or will they perpetuate the meme that the MSM and the Dems (are they still separate entities?) kicked off.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler