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The only thing vindicated by this year’s NIE is that nearly 4 years after the event it says may have happened they announce it. In other words, the 16 Intel agencies involved don’t have a clue and 4 years after the first mushroom cloud appears somewhere in the world that year’s NIE might say something like Iran started their discontinued nuclear program up in 2004…p>Working in the Intel business and being a Public School teacher have a lot in common it seems. br> — Thom Bateman br> Newport News, Virginia /p>
While Mr. Klein asserts that the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) can be spun into a symbol of victory for President Bush, it can also be spun as a victory for liberals who desire that America disengage from the world power struggles.
In fact the NIE has been politicized because it flip-flopped about Iran’s pursuit of its nuclear weaponry program, and has lost its viability as a guide to policy-makers, supporting the latter spin. It is headed for the garbage can. Policy makers will lose confidence in any future NIE’s and be forced to turn to other sources of intelligence or a reorganization of the intelligence community to fulfill their responsibilities.p>While America has not been blinded, it does now need new glasses. br> — Howard Lohmuller
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?