Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Choose Your Own Report
By G.W.B. as told through John Negroponte

Ooo, an "angry" President Bush declared he'd have portions of the National Intelligence Estimate report declassified and released so as to stop all the speculation and all attempts "...to confuse the American people about the nature of this enemy."

So, not wanting to have us "confused" in the wrong direction, he's having his Director of National Security "declassify the report's kepy findings." Well. There you go. (Updated)

All this happened during a meeting with (U.S. puppet strongman) Afghan President Hamid Karzai, or, rather, the press conference afterwards.

Addition: Here's a link to the "key judgements" currently published on the dni site.

The document's been apparently written since April, something that becomes suspiciously clear as one sees the sections talking about Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, both as a key target and danger.

Whose decision it was to determine which judgements were "key" in a report that took two years to compile is, of course, a key question.

As almost an aside, I can't be the only one to be repeatedly creeped out to see "The Homeland" referenced - much less multiple times - in print, can I? It's one of a variety of phrases I grew up hearing in movies and bad tv shows when some Soviet agent or nazi would invoke nationalistic sentiments.


Blogger Highlander said...

I imagine this will end up being something like "The ongoing struggle in Iraq is ____________ key to winning the war against global terrorism and by our findings is certainly ______ worth the enormous amounts invested in it by our nation."

4:53 PM  
Blogger MJ Norton said...

It doesn't look much better than that, I'm afraid. I'm about to add a link to the piece, leading to the pdf of the selective decalssfications.

6:23 PM  

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