Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Bush threatens to release everything?

What he releases is what worries me.. selective reporting once again.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The administration released selected portion of the NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) in response to a more abbreviated previously leaked portion that indicated that the Iraqi invasion was creating more terrorists than it was stopping/preventing. Bush claimed that a more complete version would show that efforts in Iraq were making progress.

    Instead, the cherry-picked released portions prominently indicate that Iraq has become a "cause celebre"* among terror groups that are no longer centralised in the middle east, and that individuals identifying them as jihadists has increased as a result of the invasion. Note, oddly that this was in the portion Bush wanted released to counter criticism and bolster his Iraq strategy.

    Rep. Jane Harmon (D-CA) has indicated that another NIE exists which further indicates how damaging the Iraq invasion has had on the fight against terror. It's being held until January 2007, after the November 2006 elections.

    Source(s): * actual quote from the declassified version of the NIE is "The Iraq conflict has become the ’cause celebre’ for jihadists, breeding a deep resentment of US involvement in the Muslim world and cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement."
  • 1 decade ago

    He didn't threaten to release the whole report. He ordered it done. And it's just as well, because without the context of the entire intelligence report, the American public is subject to being misled by the "selective reporting" you complain of.

    What could possibly be in the report that would upset you? Good news about the war on terrorists? Last I checked, the NYT only cherry-picked the bad news (your favorite part).

  • 1 decade ago

    Condi is the best person to tell you what he releases.. To be serious, yes a three page selective report doesnot help his cause, it just compounds that he is a warmonger who has just got it very very wrong.

  • 1 decade ago

    Release what?

    I need more info to make a better comment.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He's going to release the Nukes if people don't show him some love...

  • 1 decade ago

    Car bomb Us people now not troops in Iraq. If that is what you want you will get it if you vote Dem. Do it. They will hit NY and San Fran first which will not botther me becaeuse you wanted it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Release what the HOUNDS??

  • 1 decade ago

    why does that worry you so, the truth cant hurt unless you have something to hide

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  • 1 decade ago

    references please

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