Thursday, August 24, 2006

Well, Duh, Maybe There IS NO Direct Evidence, Dummy

A key House committee issued a stinging critique of U.S. intelligence on Iran yesterday, charging that the CIA and other agencies lack "the ability to acquire essential information necessary to make judgments" on Tehran's nuclear program, its intentions or even its ties to terrorism.

The 29-page report, principally written by a Republican staff member on the House intelligence committee who holds a hard-line view on Iran, fully backs the White House position that the Islamic republic is moving forward with a nuclear weapons program and that it poses a significant danger to the United States. But it chides the intelligence community for not providing enough direct evidence to support that assertion.

I added the emphasis in the original.

My response to that is because maybe the there is no direct evidence to support that assertion, just as it was the same with no direct evidence to support the claim that Sadaam and al Qaeda had any connections to each other.

You'd think by now this administration would notice that the rest of America is not buying all their crap as of late.

Of course, let's not forget the fact that Cheney is, as usual, getting his information from a completely different source, so that when it comes time to do his Iraq, I mean Iran dance, we'll all now the score and can hum along.

UPDATE: Great discussion over at The Carpetbagger, where I came upon this funny quote by commentor Dan:

Did the neoboobs not learn the lessons of Iraq? It looks like they're still thinking war is the game Risk. "I will attack Persia with six armies from the Middle East and come'on triple sixes!"

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