Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

02/26/2008 (3:02 pm)

Yes, the NIE Was Bogus

Putting the final nail in the US intelligence community’s already-closed coffin, the BBC reported yesterday that British Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Simon Smith had presented evidence demonstrating that Iran’s bomb project continued well past 2003. Responding to the unsurprising Iranian knee-jerk claim that the documents presented to the IAEA were forgeries, Smith observed that

material presented to the IAEA in Vienna came from multiple sources and included designs for a nuclear warhead, plus information on how it would perform and how it would fit onto a missile.

Powerline comments, and I observe that while most of us had little doubt, this pretty much solidifies the case that the NIE was a partisan hack job, and that hold-overs from the Clinton administration continue to poison the proper functioning of government.

The true price of allowing the Clintons access to the reins of power goes beyond human ken.

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