At this point, no one should have any doubts on one point: if the Bush administration wants "intelligence" that shows Iran is a "serious" and "growing" threat, they will find it or create it out of nothing, or next to nothing. The atmosphere of growing hysteria will be amplified by a press which continues to view itself primarily as an adjunct to the powerful (some rare exceptions to the contrary notwithstanding, as noted here)--And none of it will be the result of the intelligence. It's never mattered in any significant way, and it won't matter in the next chapter in our neverending war. But keep in mind that the next chapter may be the last one...read on"
By John Amato — June 30, 2006