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John R. Bolton: The flaws in the NIE's 'key judgments' on Iran
Friday, December 7, 2007
The conclusions of the new assessment are likely to be a major factor in the tense international negotiations aimed at getting Iran to halt its nuclear energy program. Concerns about Iran were raised sharply after President Bush had suggested in October that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to World War III,and Vice President Dick Cheney promised serious consequences if the government in Tehran did not abandon its nuclear program. Finally, it should be noted that those who benefit from war or the threat of war are many more than just the old military-industrial complex that former President Eisenhower warned about. Indeed, remember that most of the uniformed military opposed the attack on Iraq. It was pro-war neocon civilians who took over Pentagon policymaking positions. It's the same drumbeat to war that Ike warned about!
Ted Rudow III,MA