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"CIA Report Rebukes Bush Admin for Ignoring Pre-War Intel..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 11:59 am PT...
From the article:
"In an ironic twist, the policy community was receptive to technical intelligence (the weapons program), where the analysis was wrong, but apparently paid little attention to intelligence on cultural and political issues (post-Saddam Iraq), where the analysis was right,"
Ironic? I thought that was Busco operational guidlines.
Just another bar in the prison cell they all belong in.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 1:13 pm PT...
OT Who are these refering too?
"Evil men, obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience, must be taken very seriously --- and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply."
"our new enemy pursues totalitarian aims......In truth they have endless ambitions of imperial domination, and they wish to make everyone powerless except themselves."
"They seek to end dissent in every form, and to control every aspect of life, and to rule the soul, itself."
"They're unconstrained by any notion of our common humanity"
"by distrusting human creativity, and punishing change, and limiting the contributions of half the population --- this ideology undermines the very qualities that make human progress possible, and human societies successful"
And who said this?
"would-be tyrants have always claimed that regimented societies are strong and pure --- until those societies collapse in corruption and decay"
"But that's the essence of democracy: making your case, debating with those who you disagree --- who disagree, building consensus by persuasion, and answering to the will of the people."
Did you get it right?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 2:12 pm PT...
what the fuck are you watching fox news for in the first place!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
A Concerned Citizen
said on 10/12/2005 @ 2:13 pm PT...
TV MSN is BS, I quit watching, cept for entertainment, just like the National Enquirer.
I google, I read BB, I read whatreallyhappened.com, etc., I know not to even hope for anything of importance, regarding this country, to be dealt with by MSN. They're history and they know it. We don't need their BS and commercials every 3 minutes anymore.
Thank you, Brad, for helping to keep us informed.
That does bring to mind rumblings I've been seeing lately about the gov't trying to get more and more control of the internet. Do you think they can get total overall legal control? Could it be sooner rather than later? Yikes, that would be scary.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 3:22 pm PT...
A Concerned Citizen #4
From what I've seen regarding the internet is that currently the main servers are in the U.S. and under our governments control.
A coalition of other countries wants this to end and for the servers to be controlled by the coalition.
I am not up to speed on the details, but this is the tone of what I have seen.
Here's more which seems to explain the situation. I haven't had time to read it all yet.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 6:27 pm PT...
I think that the Internet is and will forever be free.
It's the electrons that exist in space.
Regulation will not stop it.
Just as a free press continued in the basements of Russia.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
A Concerned Citizen
said on 10/12/2005 @ 8:21 pm PT...
BB2 - Thank you for the link, very interesting, I appreciate that. Funny how some people think blogs are just for chatting and ranting. I learn one heck of a lot here!
Next month should prove to be interesting with the U.S. giving up "control". Wow, didn't know that.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 9:55 pm PT...
Really, why is this news? Why do you need a CIA report to explain what a simple examination of history can?
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2005 @ 10:58 pm PT...
Roman - As Don Corleone said, "...But keep your enemies closer"
Speaking of which, Nittany, you don't think confirmation from the CIA itself that their pre-war intel, ignored by the Bush Admin, which warned exactly about what has happened is newsworthy?!
Not to mention that Bush's own father warned the same thing in his book?
You don't believe that Americans ought to know this??? Are you serious?
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2005 @ 3:47 am PT...
My, my. Another crack. Here a crack, there a crack, everywhere a crackcrack... Humpty Dumpty in slow motion.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2005 @ 7:34 am PT...
Too bad no one ever asks me what is going on. When I heard there were weapons of mass destruction, I believed it about 10 minutes. Then I remembered they are "REPUBLICANS".
This does not surprise me in the least. I also predict they will be finding corruption the likes we not seen since Harding's administration.b That is if we don't give them all our freedoms.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2005 @ 12:03 pm PT...
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2005 @ 1:57 pm PT...
re: nittany lion, It's obvious to any fair minded person that uh.. the CIA has a liberal bias?
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2005 @ 3:22 pm PT...
The definition of "liberal bias" in the current political climate is "truth telling".
Anyone telling the truth is a liberal, and anyone going along with the bu$hit lie storm is a patriot.
That is the way fascism "works".
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 10/13/2005 @ 3:33 pm PT...
Yes, it seems that anyone caught criticising George Bush is labelled left-wing or liberal. When Nittany Lion posted examples of liberal bias ina previous thread, nearly all of them were based solely on that fact. Issues right-wingers don't want to hear about = liberal bias. Seeing some idiot plug her ears saying 'i can't hear you' when confronted by Rhandi Rhodes typifies the climate today. The media can't do its job well when every single thing it reports is seen as being a partisan assault.