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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Nuts-and-Bolton on Iran

As most thinking Americans breathe a sigh of relief over the NIE report on Iran, John Bolton on the editorial page of the Washington Post, that island of insanity in a screw-loose world, is here to preserve our patriotic paranoia.

The thing has flaws, and who are these spooks to tell us what the stuff they gather means? "Too much of the intelligence community," Bolton writes, "is engaging in policy formulation rather than 'intelligence' analysis, and too many in Congress and the media are happy about it."

The man who was too disagreeable to be confirmed as US Ambassador to the UN, Scooter Libby's defender, who lectured Jon Stewart with fake news about Lincoln on the Daily Show, who has been out-Cheneying the Neo-Cons in pushing Bush to attack Iran, that John Bolton wants us to know that the NIE is rash in its "psychological assessment of the mullahs' motives and objectives" based on "internally contradictory and insufficiently supported" data, is being suckered by disinformation from Iran and relies too much on "the latest hot tidbit" from its spies.

Moreover, Bolton reveals, many are "not intelligence professionals but refugees from the State Department" who had "relatively benign views of Iran's nuclear intentions five and six years ago, now...writing those views as if they were received wisdom from on high."

Bolton, who has been hearing voices from on high much longer, outranks them all and is just the clear-sighted expert to set us straight.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have any comments on the merits? I mean, your entire post is one long ad hominem.

Anonymous said...

This is the most idiotic post I've ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent rant did you come close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who has read it is now dumber. May God have mercy on your soul.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the wingnuts have discovered your blog.