Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by DeadCanDance, Jul 18, 2007.
So? Bush is accused of fucking up by a bunch of professional fuckups. Yippee.
Bush fans like to kick the CIA around, as a way of excusing their own piss poor policy decisions.
But the fact is, the CIA made a lot of good predictions. Predictions that were ignored by Bu$hCo.
CIA correctly predicted the post war situation, which conflicted with the rosy scenarios Bush admin officials were predicting:
With regard to WMD:
-CIA correctly predicted that Saddam was unlikely to cooperate with Al Qaeda, unless we invaded and attacked him. CORRECT. Post war intelligence findings show that Saddam considered Al Qaeda a threat to his own regime, and never helped them.
-Nukes: NIE assessments were MIXED. CIA correctly predicted saddam didn't have nukes, or a fully developed nuke program. But, that he was probably reconstituting a nuke program. INR on the other hand totally nailed it: they said there was no evidence the uranium tubes were intended for a nuke program, and that there was no significant active nuke program in Iraq. INR nailed it.
-Chem-Bio weapons: Here's where they screwed up. They incorrectly judged that Iraq had reconstitued bio-chem weapons. But, that was really the very least of our worries. Mustard gas and Sarin are not strategic weapons that really threaten the united states. They are really only useful as tactical battlefield weapons, and even then only under limited conditions. We certainly didn't wage a half a trillion dollar war over the "threat" from mustard gas or sarin.
And the democrats plan for dealing with al queda is--- ? Are you ever going to figure out that no one knows what's going on or are you to keep pretending that bashing the Bush helps?
Heck I predicted that invading iraq would boost AQ support before we even invaded.
No one has the slightest idea how much support AQ had before we attacked Iraq so to try to claim they have more now and that it's a direct result of America invading Iraq is hogwash.
If you would have turned off the Fox News in 2002, you would have learned that many people were saying that Saddam was highly unlikely to be allied with al qaeda, and even less likely to help them. He was a secularist who considered al qaeda a threat to his own regime.
Your war in iraq did nothing but act as a recruiting poster for al qaeda, and boost their brand-name image in much of the arab world. Bin Ladin is laughing his ass off that you invaded and occupied iraq.
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