I tried to believe, really
Posted by aogSunday, 09 December 2007 at 22:06 TrackBack Ping URL

Some wonder if the recent release of a NIE is a ploy against various actors in the Middle East. Possible, I guess, but rather risky. It doesn’t seem to me that an Adminstration willing to let Arab negotiators at the recent Annapolis debacle avoid using Jew contaminated doorways is going to be plotting cleverly in the Great Game. That smacks of surrender and desperation, not living large on grand plans.

However, one is left wondering if it wasn’t a ploy against the CIA and/or State. Could someone in the White House have realized what a bogus load of politically correct spin it was, and decided to release it so that the authors would get properly savaged by others, thereby preparing a future political battlespace by setting up a “see? they are ignorant idiots” event.

Nah. It’s just a punt, a little welcome gift to the incoming President Clinton.

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cjm Wednesday, 12 December 2007 at 12:05

i am starting to come around to the view that this nie document was indeed put out by the whitehouse as a kind of stalking horse, to force/signal other countries that it is time to put up or shut with regard to iran. if enough other countries provide political cover, it will force the dems into an untentable position, as well as making the MAL look like gullible fools. if something really incromonating was recovered from that syrian site, bombed so mysteriously (analagous to drawing a winning card in poker) then this is bush’s way of saying “all in”. i won’t be surprised if it’s really just more of the same bumbling, either, but for now i sense something different bubbling away.

Annoying Old Guy Wednesday, 12 December 2007 at 12:47

They’ll probably just get lucky and claim it was the plan all along.

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