January 16, 2008

Bush and Facts

Why do we even fund an intelligence service if the President dismisses what they say based on his wants? This administration, even after all its mistakes, continues to embrace arrogance and ignorance to guide policy.

We live in dangerous times and desperately need a pragmatic and truthful leader.

Disappointing news from today's New York Times:

On the question of Iran, Mr. Bush said he tried to explain his desire to intensify international pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program, despite a National Intelligence Estimate released in Washington in December that concluded that the Iranians had halted a covert nuclear weapons program in 2003.

He distanced himself from that finding more starkly than before, arguing that Iran’s continued enrichment of uranium was a threat because the knowledge used to master that process could be transferred to weapons research.

“I defended our intelligence services,” he said, “but made it clear that they’re an independent agency, that they come to conclusions separate from what I may or may not want.”

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