Monday, July 24, 2006

Salvador Option investigation blocked


Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte is preventing a thorough examination by intelligence analysts of the civil war in Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.

A report at Washington Babylon, the blog of Harper's Magazine's Washington Editor Ken Silverstein, indicates that Iraq analysts at the CIA have been pushing to complete a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the political situation in the country. NIE's are the most authoritative intelligence documents produced by the CIA, and the last NIE on Iraq was rejected by the Bush administration for being too negative.

But since the calls to analyze the Iraq conflict have emerged, Silverstein reports, Negroponte has tamped them down. One of Silverstein's sources explained that Negroponte didn't want President George W. Bush to be confronted with a pessimistic assessment of the war in Iraq.

Negative Nancies. They are just trying to paint our Glorious Civil War started by Negroponte's Death Squads in a negative light for partisan political gain. Those triangulating bastards. Can't they see that this is being done to protect our freedoms? Like the freedom to learn skills for combat or civilian life.

I guess Porter couldn't purge out all the Democrats. Maybe Hayden will have a better time of it.


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