Imagine the egg on our face had we went ahead with our plans for another 'preemptive war' only to learn after the fact that we were wrong......again!?
Kevin Drum asks some pretty good questions.
First, this NIE was apparently finished a year ago, per Kevin, and it's contents and conclusions well know at the WH and in the VPs office. "This means that all the leaks, all the World War III stuff, all the blustering about the IAEA — all of it was approved for public consumption after Cheney/Bush/Rice/etc. knew perfectly well it was mostly baseless."Second, why were the key judgments finally released when it was clear that Bush, Cheney and DNI Mike McConnell did not want them released?
Kevin speculates and McClatchy confirms that the NIE was released at the insistence of Congressional Dems.
Now I have a question of my own. Given what the NIE says, what are we to think of this president and vp who are calling for acts of war against a sovereign nation based upon assertions they know to be false? It's no wonder our nation has lost the support of the citizens of all our allies, and why public opinion polls in Europe shows a majority of the population believes the US is the biggest threat to International peace.
My suggestion from this point forward to all Neocons, and my friends (you know who you are) who seem to endless be duped by these idiots, is to take a page from the George Costanza play book and do the opposite of what ever it is you think is the right thing to do.