Wednesday, November 09, 2011

...And Keep Lying Some More...

By this morning the Sanger/Broad bull roar piece on the IAEA report had been altered, and the remarks about the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate were promoted to paragraph six.  The key sentence now reads:
The inspectors agreed with a much-debated classified United States National Intelligence Estimate issued in 2007 that Iran had dismantled a highly focused effort to build a bomb in late 2003...
You can see the IAEA report in the raw here.   If you can get past the Guardian's incendiary intro and manage to merely skim the report from head to tail, you'll come away with the strong impression that it's loaded with he said/she said allegations that clearly came from the U.S. and Israel, not from actual scientific inspection.

The ongoing campaign to bully the UN into going along with the anti-Iran strategy seems to have established a permanent base camp in the New York headquarters.  When the neocons and likudniks read the IAEA report their lips must have been moving.  It occurs to me that liberal dog of war Susan Rice, our Ambassador to the UN, is accomplishing things that Revoltin' John Bolton only dreamed of.

Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired) is author of the critically lauded novel Bathtub Admirals, a lampoon on America’s rise to global dominance.


  1. I find it positively shocking to hear rumors of gambling at Rick's Cafe.

    On the other hand, official U. S. government manipulation of -- and outright lying about -- "International" searches for "awful weapons" (in selected Muslim countries) has a dreary and thoroughly bipartisan history in America. For example:

  2. Great link, Michael. Thanks.

  3. Thank goodness for Gareth Porter. Here he does another great job of debunking official/corporate drivel:

    Either America's so-called and self-styled "intelligence community" hasn't a clue about the truth of things, which makes them abysmally incompetent, or they know and still spread concocted lies anyway, which makes them complicit knaves. Apparently, George "slam dunk" Tenet -- beloved of both Clinton and Bush administrations -- embodied and personified what the American government considers both "intelligent" and "ethical," a sorry admission that most self-respecting countries would find too humiliating to contemplate, much less admit.