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2007-12-10 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran 'hoodwinked' CIA over nuclear plans
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Posted by DarthVader 2007-12-10 11:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [381 views ]  Top

#1 This report suffers from it's own bad timing. The timing is such that it appears to be an attempt to stop Bush from taking any military action against Iran. If they stopped in 2003, why not report it in 2004 ?
The only way to get a handle on this is to start taking retirement benefits away from these elitist burocrats. Who the hell do they think they are ?
Posted by wxjames 2007-12-10 12:48||   2007-12-10 12:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Someone needs to clean house and Bush hasn't got the balls to do it. With Iran seeking 50,000 centrifuges, what the F does the CIA think they are going to use them for?
Posted by Icerigger">Icerigger  2007-12-10 12:53|| http://coonlakebeach.com/support_mn_troops.htm]">[http://coonlakebeach.com/support_mn_troops.htm]  2007-12-10 12:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Basically the Iranians bought themselves time. They didn't mothball their program, just slowed the pace.

Meanwhile, they've acquired a delivery system.
Posted by Pappy 2007-12-10 13:27||   2007-12-10 13:27|| Front Page Top

#4 It certainly has gotten everyone to "talk amongst themselves".
Dice are rolling, knives are out. It would seem that those who should be more concerned with the threat than the US may have to become more aggressive, overtly and covertly.
Short term this really has a high degree of "suckiness", but maybe, just maybe knowing that the "worlds policeman" is not going to "clean out the projects" might inspire some neighborhood watch vigalantes to exert more regional muscle.
Posted by Capsu78 2007-12-10 13:33||   2007-12-10 13:33|| Front Page Top

#5 Someone needs to clean house and Bush hasn't got the balls to do it.

He arguable doesn't have the authority to do that by himself and Congress is so partisan that for sure he doesn't have the power to do it.

On the other hand, Bush is reputed to be a pretty decent p0ker player. And the CIA sabateurs of his administration are now very public.

Let's see if the Brits, the French, the Germans or the Israelis have sufficiently clear intel, and are willing to make that sufficiently public, to discredit the sabateurs at Langley in the public eye.
Posted by lotp 2007-12-10 13:40||   2007-12-10 13:40|| Front Page Top

#6 (And yes, I'm deeply worried about the impact of this NIE.)
Posted by lotp 2007-12-10 13:41||   2007-12-10 13:41|| Front Page Top

#7 "Iran 'hoodwinked' CIA over nuclear plans."

There is no doubt im my mind that this headline-caption is absolutely true. I have no no friends currently living in Israel. I pray my friends will not send their babies to the Holy Land within the next 5-10 years.
Posted by Mark Z 2007-12-10 13:41||   2007-12-10 13:41|| Front Page Top

#8 CIA hoodwinked? That's news!
Posted by Helmuth, Speaking for Cromong3228 2007-12-10 17:30||   2007-12-10 17:30|| Front Page Top

#9 The timing is such that it appears to be an attempt to stop Bush from taking any military action against Iran.

Everything I've read so far has declared the NIE was written with malice aforethough, wxjames. Given previous CIA attempts to game the president, I'm quite, quite certain it's true. As do something like 80% of the American public, if I recall the latest polls correctly. I truly hope lotp is right about p0ker.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2007-12-10 20:03||   2007-12-10 20:03|| Front Page Top

#10 me too.
Posted by lotp 2007-12-10 20:22||   2007-12-10 20:22|| Front Page Top

#11 What was that defector's name? Fastball, you say?
Posted by KBK 2007-12-10 20:56||   2007-12-10 20:56|| Front Page Top

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