Former CIA Bin Laden Hunter Parses the N.I.E.
Posted on Sep 29, 2006
Michael Scheuer, former head of the Bin Laden desk at the CIA, interprets the National Intelligence Estimate, doing a good job of separating policy from politics.
Michael Scheuer at the National Interest:
... Were in far worse shape now than we were in 2001, primarily because we’ve kind of, perhaps unknowingly, provided the Quranic predicate for a jihad: the unprovoked invasion of a Muslim country by an infidel. And so, as night follows day, no one should be surprised that the level of fighting has increased.