Friday, December 14, 2007
Not So Intelligent
After several years of the Iranians bragging about their bomb program, stonewalling the European negotiators and suffering sanctions as a result it doesnt make any sense to think that they werent developing nukes all along. This is what the Soviets used to call Disinformation. Fathead fellow travelers are fed false information that is released as though it was independently arrived at. The current liberal calf-love for Islamic extremists make this NIE (written by three anti-war liberals in the State Department)a clear candidate for the 'disinformation' label. Why are we deluding ourselves? The Bush Administration's timid intimations that they are going to take some active measures are about as believable as this intelligence estimate. Why arent they calling for free elections and human rights in Iran and supporting the opposition? We should be actively drilling for oil (offshore and ANWAR) and building nuclear power plants to lower the price of petroleum and undermine this regime and also Putin and Chavez.