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The NIE’s latest report is not a vindication of anything for which George W Bush would receive credit. Quite the contrary: it is evidence of a “shadow government” operating independently — and against — the Commander-in-Chief during wartime.p>The purpose? To shift the focus away from national security — the Democrats’ greatest vulnerability — for the 2008 election. br> — Arnold Ahlert br> Boca Raton, Florida /p> p> Before we think through the political implications of this National Intelligence Estimate, let’s consider the source. The CIA has done everything it could to undermine Bush since 9/11. Valerie Plame actually worked in their WMD nonproliferation office. Her boss, who thought sending Joe Wilson to Niger was a swell idea, is still there. Why should we trust anything they say? Indeed, we should assume that the only purpose of this NIE is to embarrass Bush until proven otherwise. br> — D.M. Duggan /p> p> SUBMARINE SOVEREIGNTY br> Re: Peter Hannaford’s
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.
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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.
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