Sunday, September 24, 2006

Maybe Time for a Change of Course?

From the Washington Post, this is our foreign policy at work:
A 30-page National Intelligence Estimate completed in April cites the "centrality" of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the insurgency that has followed, as the leading inspiration for new Islamic extremist networks and cells that are united by little more than an anti-Western agenda. It concludes that, rather than contributing to eventual victory in the global counterterrorism struggle, the situation in Iraq has worsened the U.S. position, according to officials familiar with the classified document.
Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Al Qaeda: Are we making any progress anywhere?


Blogger Catbird said...

National intelligence director John Negroponte's response to the report (quoted in an AP wire story) is classic smoke-blowing:

"The conclusions of the
intelligence community are designed to be comprehensive and viewing them through the narrow prism of a fraction of judgments distorts the broad framework they create."

Well, that sure clears things up.

1:12 AM, September 25, 2006  

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