\'Grim\' Afghanistan Report To Be Kept Secret till after election

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'Grim' Afghanistan Report To Be Kept Secret till after election

OK, so don't tell people just how bad things are in Afghanistan just so they don't punish McCain at the election. Talk about being manipulated...

US intelligence analysts are putting the final touches on a secret National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan that reportedly describes the situation as "grim", but there are "no plans to declassify" any of it before the election, according to one US official familiar with the process.

Officials say a draft of the classified NIE, representing the key judgments of the US intelligence community's 17 agencies and departments, is being circulated in Washington and a final "coordination meeting" of the agencies involved, under the direction of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is scheduled in the next few weeks.

According to people who have been briefed, the NIE will paint a "grim" picture of the situation in Afghanistan, seven years after the US invaded in an effort to dismantle the al Qaeda network and its Taliban protectors.

A spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Vanee Vines, said "it is not the ODNI's policy to publicly comment on national intelligence products that may or may not be in production."

The finished secret NIE would be sent to the White House and other policy makers.

 http://www.abcnews.go.com/B...

Great comments here
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By netchicken: posted on 24-9-2008

Assumptions, huh?
As I explained to you over at dangerousthoughts, I haven't heard the letters NIE since the the erroneous report on Iranian nuclear intent.

It is a real secret, huh? ABC, a very left-leaning and unabashed Obama cheerleader, reports this and you lap it right up. Selective reading skills you have. :sp
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 25-9-2008








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