FNS: On The NIE And The Iranian "Threat"

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Can't have Sunday without a little William "the Bloody" Kristol bloviation. Poor little Bloody Bill didn't like that NIE report, which directly contradicted all of his assertions and cheerleading for war with Iran. Watch him spin the fact that once again he was wrong--not a little wrong, but wrong on a potentially catastrophic level--and try lamely to turn it into a positive:

I believe we invaded a neighboring country in 2003 and removed their dictator and that sent shock waves through the region and at the time people were quite worried. Qaddafi gave up his program, he dismantled his. We took it out. Iran didn't dismantle anything. That's why they remain a threat. They halted it, maybe they've restarted it, maybe not. This is yet another feather in the cap for the invasion of Iraq.

Oh, poor misguided, completely clueless Kristol. Once again, you pull facts out of your posterior that probably sound correct to the average Fox viewer, but here in the reality-based community, we know you're just as wrong here as you've been about basically every single thing that's come out of your mouth. Qaddafi didn't give up his program because we invaded Iraq. Qaddafi signaled years ago that he was willing to negotiate and his eventual concessions came from years and years of concerted diplomatic effort. You know, the kind your buddy Bush refused to do with Iran, leaving it to six other nations? And the unmitigated arrogance to assume that the every nation's actions revolve around the U.S. approval shows how little you understand about anything outside your little bubble. The nuclear program in Iran was shut down because the Iranian Supreme Leader felt that a nuclear program was not consistent with Islam.

That's no feather in the cap, Billy Boy. This is proof that once again, listening to anything you say just leaves you even less informed than before. And yet, sadly, you'll be back next Sunday being wrong again.


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