Are you kidding me with this shit? Maximum hat tip to Ken Timmerman over at Newsmax.com.
A highly controversial, 150 page National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran’s nuclear programs was coordinated and written by former State Department political and intelligence analysts — not by more seasoned members of the U.S. intelligence community, Newsmax has learned.
Its most dramatic conclusion — that Iran shut down its nuclear weapons program in 2003 in response to international pressure — is based on a single, unvetted source who provided information to a foreign intelligence service and has not been interviewed directly by the United States.
Newsmax sources in Tehran believe that Washington has fallen for “a deliberate disinformation campaign” cooked up by the Revolutionary Guards, who laundered fake information and fed it to the United States through Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers posing as senior diplomats in Europe.
I mean, these are the guys we trust to safeguard a nation?
The National Intelligence Council, which produced the NIE, is chaired by Thomas Fingar, “a State Department intelligence analyst with no known overseas experience who briefly headed the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research...
OK, well maybe not this guy...
So let me get this right; The US had other countries (Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Britain) who had intelligence agencies with vetted sources and double agents who knew of the programs that Saddam Hussein was undertaking in Iraq, but the President lied about that;
But now, we have to take the word of one unvetted source who our intelligence agencies have not interviewed, with unknown agendas and unknown motives that Iran does NOT have a nuclear bomb, nor the ambition to have one.
It has not escaped my notice that this release is eerily convenient; in that Hillary's poll numbers are falling like rocks down a mountain.
Read the whole thing here. http://newsmax.com/timmerman/iran_nukes/2007/12/04/54359.html
It is a really good read. I am buying Ken's book tomorrow. I want to know which other traitorous assholes are selling out our country, so I can do what I can to see them doing the perp walk on their way to Maximum Security.