Wednesday, September 27, 2006

NIE Hypocrisy And Demagoguery

Rather than the "this was leaked by Rove to make us look foolish!" defense, liberals have decided to demand that the Bush administration release the full NIE . They know that this probably won't happen, since Republicans are the only ones who care about national secretes and defense. They seem outraged that GW would selectively release portions of the NIE. How dare he!

Not that it matters, but President Bush is the only one who should be releasing classified information, since his doing so declassifies it. Need I remind the outraged liberals that they are the ones who first selectively leaked portions of the NIE through the New York Times? The only difference is when they did it they were revealing classified information. Now that the excerpts being released aren't consistent with the one damaging statement the libs leaked, it is all of a sudden an outrage that the Bush administration would do something so tricky! How dare they defend themselves!

Tony Snow said that to release the whole of the document " would jeopardize the lives of agents who gathered the information." Weren't liberals pretending to care about "undercover" agents just a little while ago? I guess they only care when the undercover agent is, well, not undercover and they have a shot at getting Carl Rove thrown in jail.

I don't see what liberals see in the NIE, anyway. In what way is it a bad thing that Iraq has become a battle ground for terrorists? All this proves is that the War in Iraq allowed us to force the terrorists to concentrate in one place, allowing us to more effectively attack them. But hey! That would make the War in Iraq part of the War on Terrorism, wouldn't it? That can't be right!

The report itself even said "Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight." But that means we have a great opportunity in Iraq to severely damage the cause of global terrorism! At the very least, it certainly means we should by no means pull out of Iraq, solidifying to the terrorists, as Bill Clinton did in Somalia, that we are "paper tigers" who are easily scared.

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