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September 14, 2005
Let's All Chip In To Buy These Guys A Thesaurus
The Washington Post reports this:
With an hour-long slide show that blends satellite imagery with disquieting assumptions about Iran's nuclear energy program, Bush administration officials have been trying to convince allies that Tehran is on a fast track toward nuclear weapons.
The PowerPoint briefing, titled "A History of Concealment and Deception," has been presented to diplomats from more than a dozen countries. Several diplomats said the presentation, intended to win allies for increasing pressure on the Iranian government, dismisses ambiguities in the evidence about Iran's intentions and omits alternative explanations under debate among intelligence analysts.
I understand that it's the job of the American government to have no sense of shameÃ¢â‚¬â€since if they had a sense of shame, they couldn't bear to do this kind of thing after what happened with Iraq. So I don't quarrel with that. But... couldn't these guys at least come up with some NEW WORDS?
IraqÃ¢â‚¬â€its infrastructure of concealment, deception and intimidation
This report draws upon a number of sources, including intelligence material, and shows organisations whose job it is to keep Saddam and his regime in power, and to prevent the international community from disarming Iraq, how the Iraqi regime is constructed to have, and to keep, WMD, and is now engaged in a campaign of obstruction of the United Nations Weapons Inspectors.
Story via Chris Floyd.Posted at September 14, 2005 08:51 PM | TrackBack