Intelligence again being influenced by politics

Discussion in 'Politics' started by zzzz, Mar 5, 2012.

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    Are the US intelligence agencies repeating the same mistakes they made before the Iraq war? But instead of overstating the threat of WMD's like they did to back up President Bush's drive to war in Iraq they are now understating Iran's nuclear threat? Many times the news we get from the government supports the administrations position on things. Since Obama is seeking re-election and knows that any conflict in the gulf would raise oil prices substantially and threaten the economy it is in his interest not to do anything till next year. It appears that is his plan, to down play Iran's threat this year and try to reign in Israel at the same time.

    There is also news that Iran may have partnered with North Korea to test nuclear weapons designs. Spengler » Did Iran Test a Nuclear Bomb in North Korea in 2010?

    The Koreans in their own publicized tests used plutonium while the 2 secret tests used enriched uranium which gives an indication the secret tests were conducted for someone else.

    Can we really rely on our intelligence agencies? Do they feel that after Iraq and the failure there that they cannot say anything without an nuclear explosion? Is that the proof they need?

    Certainly Iran probably does not have the uranium needed for a bomb at present ... unless the North Korean's sold them some, which is possible. Enough for 4 or 5 bombs maybe? Hopefully not, because if they did and Israel did attack ....
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    Read the history of the "bomber gap" and "missile gap" of the late 50's early 60's and you'll understand why Eisenhower railed against the Military Industrial Complex.

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