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NIE Report Paints Bleak Picture of Iraq

A declassified version of the long-awaited new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq has just gone public. Its findings are grim: It says the term ” ‘civil war’ accurately describes key elements of the Iraqi conflict.” Check out the document (.pdf file).

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


Iraqi Death Toll

Iraq, by the Numbers

That’s the stunning new count of Iraqis killed in the war, according to that country’s health minister—a figure three times higher than previous Iraqi estimates.

  • The minister based his tally on an estimate of 100 bodies arriving at Iraq’s morgues and hospitals every day. He dismissed as inaccurate the widely touted claim of 655,000 Iraqi dead, made by a British medical journal.

  • Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    NPR on the NIE

    National Public Radio interviews Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and former White House advisor Ron Christie on the significance of the declassified National Intelligence Estimate. (Listen)

    Posted on Oct 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Former CIA Bin Laden Hunter Parses the N.I.E.

    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.

    Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Stewart

    Stewart Goes After Bush’s Naivete

    “The Daily Show” host has the perfect rejoinder to Bush’s assertion, regarding the National Intelligence Estimate, that war critics are “naive.” Watch it.

    Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq Is ‘Cause Celebre’ for Terrorists

    The just-declassified National Intelligence Estimate concludes that the war in Iraq has fueled Islamic extremism and “is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders and operatives.”

  • Read the excerpted report (.pdf file)
  • Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: New News Is Bad News

    The Texas columnist sounds off on the National Intelligence Estimate, corruption in the Education Dept. and Bush’s view of the “comma” in Iraq.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq War Responsible for Increased Terror Threat

    The latest National Intelligence Estimate blames the Iraq War for the expansion of terrorist threats.  According to the consensus gathered from 16 intelligence agencies, “jihadism” has increased since Sept. 11, 2001, due especially to the war in Iraq.

    Posted on Sep 24, 2006 READ MORE


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