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Monday, September 25, 2006

The NIE Report

Had I waited a day I would have found out that the NIE report does look at the question about the future. Can you imagine the Times and the Post putting spin on such a document??
Also, Sunday's newspaper articles on the National Intelligence Estimate — by the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times — were "not representative of the complete document," the White House said. That assessment was echoed by National Intelligence Director John D. Negroponte, whose office prepared the report.
"The Estimate highlights the importance of the outcome in Iraq on the future of global jihadism," he said. If Iraq develops "a stable political and security environment, the jihadists will be perceived to have failed, and fewer jihadists will leave Iraq determined to carry on the fight elsewhere."