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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hoekstra: 2007 NIE was a political piece of trash

From a Washington Times article on the updated National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, which is due out as soon as next month.
Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said in an interview that "they wrote a political document in 2007 to embarrass President Bush which everyone uniformly agrees was a piece of trash."

The congressman added, "I am glad the intelligence community is redoing it. They were wrong in 2007 when they were doing it, they were wrong by a significant degree. Why would I take the one in 2010 they are doing any more seriously, just because I like the outcome?"

Here's hoping that Hoekstra will get his committee look into how such a politicized document could have been released in the first place.


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