Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Norman Podhoretz gets his panties in a bunch

Norman Podhoretz is incensed about the weirdest things. Writes the Pod Man in Commentary:
I must confess to suspecting that the intelligence community, having been excoriated for supporting the then universal belief that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, is now bending over backward to counter what has up to now been a similarly universal view (including as is evident from the 2005 NIE, within the intelligence community itself) that Iran is hell-bent on developing nuclear weapons....
Well, if we ignore the fact that if you actually read that Saddam NIE (unlike Dubya and Condi, it seems), it had a bit more in the way of caveats in it ... and ignore the fact that this erroneous "conclusion" had kind of been forced down ("stovepiped", I think they called it) on the intelligence community by Cheney's "B-Teamers"....
But I entertain an even darker suspicion. It is that the intelligence community, which has for some years now been leaking material calculated to undermine George W. Bush, is doing it again....
"... to let people know that Dubya's a war-mongering liar, eedjit, or even both."

And the problem with this is? Sounds like sound job performance (not to mention a public service) to me....

(h/t to TPM Cafe and others)


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