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Preface to video....
This NIE was apparently finished a year ago, and its basic parameters were almost certainly common knowledge in the White House well before that. This means that all the leaks, all the World War III stuff, all the blustering about the IAEA — all of it was approved for public consumption after Cheney/Bush/Rice/etc. knew perfectly well it was mostly baseless. Link
A National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran has been held up for more than a year in an effort to force the intelligence community to remove dissenting judgments on the Iranian nuclear programme, and thus make the document more supportive of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney’s militarily aggressive policy toward Iran, according to accounts of the process provided by participants to two former Central Intelligence Agency officers. Link
The reason for Bush's press conference, according to him, was to explain the NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) concerning Iran.
The NIE basically says Iran discontinued any nuclear weapons "program" they may have had in 2003.....four years ago. Iran, according to the NIE, has NOT been pursuing nuclear weapons advancements for the last FOUR YEARS.
Bush says, "The NIE doesn't do anything to change my opinion about the danger Iran poses to the rest of the world."
That would mean, to me at least, no matter whether Iran is advancing nuclear weapons technology or not advancing nuclear weapons technology, the president believes, either way, Iran still "poses" a "danger...to the rest of the world".
So nuclear weapons technology in Iran, according to Bush, doesn't have anything to do with Iran being a danger to the world. Iran has no nuclear weapons program.....Bush says that fact "doesn't do anything to change my opinion" about Iran's "danger".
This is congruent with the deja vu danger concerning Iraq......N'est pa?
Whether Iraq had any dangerous weapons or nuclear programs really had NOTHING to do with the Bush/Cheney attack on, and occupation of, Iraq. These two neo-cons and many, many others have stated that "if we knew then what we know now (no weapons inside Iraq) we would have still attacked and occupied Iraq". That's the same kind of language Bush used today in his press event.
Does Decider feel, with Iraq and Iran, that the "facts have failed" him and his neo-con cohorts? Is he "troubled" about what appears to be a "credibility gap" that exists from his "not leveling with the American people" about weapons rhetoric that has no basis in fact?
"Quite the contrary", Decider said, " I'm feeling pretty spirited".
The only way for this apparent dissonance to be of no consequence to Commander Guy would be if dangerous weapons never were a factor in the neo-conservative doctrine in the first place. And of course, they weren't.
Now, grasping for an intelligible answer to this glaring contradiction, Junior resorts to saying even "knowledge", now, is dangerous and justifies whatever he and the Dick have previously said and, in the year that's left, still plan on doing.
The Bush White House clearly acted in a fraudulent manner leading up to the Iraq crime. From all appearances, and now with the NIE on Iran, they have also been acting fraudulently leading up to another planned crime, this time in Iran.
Will there be any consequences for this type of rogue, traitorous behaviour?
Other than revising history....ummm.....no.