NIE Crock

Analysts trying to make policy.  One more of Bush’s failure was to purge the government of Clinton cronies.  One more reason not to trust this latest flap over the NIE:

An unnamed International Atomic Energy Agency official, quoted in the New York Times, saying that “we are more skeptical. We don’t buy the American analysis 100 percent. We are not that generous with Iran.” When the IAEA is tougher than our analysts, you can bet the farm that someone is pursuing a policy agenda.

When anyone in the UN is tougher than you, you are a fumbling wussie.

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