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    • 26.11.10 | 20:22 (IST)

    And what 'fact(s)' would those be? The draft version of the new NIE report on Iran's nuclear ambitions was finished a year ago. Unless the Obama administration is holding back something in it to use in the upcoming round of talks then it's pretty safe to assume that its contents differ little from the 2007 report that was backed by 16 intelligence agencies 'with high confidence'. We've just seen a war launched by an administration who preferred to let policy dictate intelligence rather than intelligence dictating policy. At best people only heard what they wanted to hear while burying anything that might have added a bit of gradient to their black and white view of the world. At worst they simply made up 'intelligence' to back up their case for war (see the OSP, the Niger Claim, and pretty much all of Powell's address to the UN). The results of that war in the region have been catastrophic and the biggest beneficiary has been Iran. There definitely is a problem with the executive branch not acting on 'fact(s)', but it seems that you're living in the fantasy world with them.

    from the article: 'Iran is a latter-day Nazi Germany'
    First published 09:46 26.11.10 | Last updated 09:46 26.11.10
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