Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Marked and Somewhat-Tragic Inability to Locate One's Anus with Two Hands, a Flashlight, and a Bespoke Road Map of One's Fundament, Dept.

The Skeptical Camp Emerges on Irans Nuclear Ambitions - The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog

Our nation's plucky right wing is apparently undaunted by the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that reports that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago in response to international pressure. In this, they are providing choral support for duplicitous under-achiever George "can I pet the rabbit?" Bush who stated today that the NIE doesn't refute the Chicken-Little-ish tone he's been taking on Iran; it supports it! Somehow. In his own words, "I have said Iran is dangerous and the N.I.E. doesn’t do anything to change my opinion about the danger Iran poses to the world — quite the contrary.” Quite the contrary, indeed. People characterize him as a gormless fucktard but I say to those nameless people that it takes a highly advanced intellect to take information that, to the less-cerebrally-endowed, would appear to shoot so many holes in one's position that, by comparison, Bonnie and Clyde seem like new sheets of printer paper fresh from the ream, and process it in a way that supports one's own worldview.

So, the last few vermin on the S.S. Chief Executive are now calling the NIE--crafted, incidentally, by those flaming liberals at CIA, DIA, NSA, and other jihad-loving havens--"policy advocacy masquerading as serious intelligence" and other charming things along those lines. Intelligence is such a slippery thing. Take that as you will. But wasn't it just a few short years ago that every manjack in the Bush Administration was trumpeting the significance of the intelligence on Iraq's WMDs as well as on its many supposed links to a global terrorist network? I believe it was. Luckily there was no "policy advocacy" in the interpretation of intelligence back then! Whew, that might've led to some sort of a politico-military disaster, huh?

My favorite quote in this regard comes from today's New York Times wherein unnamed "administration officials" expressed "skepticism about the conclusions reached in the new report, saying they doubted that American intelligence agencies had a firm grasp of the Iranian government's intentions." Yes, yes. These would be the same American intelligence agencies who gather the SIGINT and HUMINT, who analyze it in a context of years of personal and organizational experience, and who then summarize their findings in daily reports for officials like Georgie-Porge and his pack of jackals. These latter do not need no stinkin' intelligence, apparently preferring the much more incisive view of Iran's intentions available in the regular briefings they receive from Jesus.

As always, I pray for the existence of the sort of afterlife in which these people profess to believe, for there and only there will punishment fit to their crimes be meted out to them.

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