Monday, February 12, 2007

Making "Central Intelligence" an oxymoron

More foolishness from the CIA. First, some background: the "intelligence community" actually agrees -- the 10-inch long and 6-inch wide projectile IEDs laid in Iraqi roads were designed, manufactured and distributed by Iran to Iraqi terrorists. The bombs are believed to be responsible for the deaths of 170 Americans.

Now the idiocy:

. . . while the specific intelligence on the explosive formed projectiles is no longer disputed in the intelligence community, the CIA is questioning whether their export from Iran represents a strategy of the regime or the rogue actions of one of its security services, known as the Quds Force.

Considering Iran is a rogue nation, with a rogue government bent on the destruction of Israel and avowedly an enemy of the United States, the notion that there is a "rogue" element within the security services is ludicrous. I'm waiting for an ex-CIA analyst to write a history of World War II and call the Gestapo "rogue elements" within Nazi Germany.

Thankfully, the Americans in the military (and most of the other intel agencies) have avoided self-stupification.

According to reports from the briefing in Baghdad yesterday, American commanders said Iran's export of the bombs to Iraqi Shiite militias was a deliberate strategy of the regime, noting that the Quds Force reports directly to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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