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After "Politics of Truth" comes "Truth or Politics?"

From todays WP, via Yahoo:

Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the training ground for the next generation of “professionalized” terrorists, according to a report released yesterday by the National Intelligence Council, the CIA director’s think tank. Iraq provides terrorists with “a training ground, a recruitment ground, the opportunity for enhancing technical skills”

The NIC, for those that haven't heard of it, is a CIA think tank: the goal "is to provide policymakers with the best, unvarnished, and unbiased information -- regardless of whether analytic judgments conform to U.S. policy".

Nice followup to the news that there are no WMD, huh?

Bush frequently calls Iraq part of the war on terror. His mouthpiece Scott McClellan dismissed the report as "speculative". The report took a year to produce and includes the analysis of 1,000 U.S. and foreign experts.

Posted by William Cohen at January 14, 2005 3:57 PM