Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Jun 10, 2007.
Very interesting post on Powerline:
Interesting read Kathy thanks.
Its seems to me the CIA are not the "deciders" but Bush and team are.
They have to present a comprehensive report including the pros and cons.
A couple of theings in this piece struck me such as.
"Iraq itself still might not be one of al Qa'ida's favored locations for attacks, given the group's greater operational presence elsewhere."
It seems Bush KNEW AQ was not in Iraq because he was told by the CIA yet the admin tried to and successfully convinced 70% of America they were.
Seems to me that the 'deciders' must take the advisement under consideration. Of course they could ignore it, that would be reasonable?
That is what got us into this problem.
You see presidenting is hard.
You have to take it all into consideration.
The people we have in charge now "fixed the intell around the policy" instead of wieghting everything the CIA said along with many other sources.
Bush is an incurious man and that is the worst kind of man to be president.
So you are arguing that the president should read briefings and go with his own take, regardless of advice given?
I think he/she should take in all the info they can find and then make a careful ,thoughtful , broad spectrum decision weighting all the factors.
That has not been the case in the Bush admin.
Face it if Bush read this report he would have known the differance between the two muslim sects in Iraq and he didnt.
Links please to any of this. Seriously, the first post made it clear, the problems between Sunnis and s'hia were made clear.
Like your posts here, I'll assume that since you disagree with the administration, you then classify it as careless, unthoughtful, and narrow. It would never occur to you that both it and you could be wrong?
At one point someone asked him the differance and he didnt know
I love it! Bush haters always give you regurgitated information with no source. They are all in lockstep!
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