Tuesday, April 1, 2008

You Want To See Our Iraq NIE? ...Ha Ha Ha! We Don't Need To Show You Any Stinkin' NIE!

If you're the police where are your badges?
Badges? We ain't got no badges.
We don't need no badges!
I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!

No Iraq Intelligence Update For You!

By Spencer Ackerman

"For weeks, analysts within the 16-agency U.S. intelligence community have been toiling to complete an assessment of the situation in Iraq. This morning, it finally went to the Hill: the Senate and House intelligence committees, and the leadership in both chambers, are the proud owners of an update to the August 23, 2007 National Intelligence Estimate. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee received a briefing on it. But you'll never see it.

According to an administration official with knowledge of the intelligence process, this morning's intelligence document isn't itself a National Intelligence Estimate. 'It's not a formal report,' the official said, 'it's more or less an assessment memo, an update to policy makers.'"

In Full @ The Washington Independent

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