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Thursday, September 16, 2004

BLEAK

That's how the National Intelligence Council thinks things are in Iraq:
A highly classified National Intelligence Estimate assembled by some of the government's most senior analysts this summer provided a pessimistic assessment about the future security and stability of Iraq.

The National Intelligence Council looked at the political, economic and security situation in the war-torn country and determined -- at best -- the situation would be tenuous in terms of stability, a U.S. official said late Wednesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

At worst, the official said, were "trend lines that would point to a civil war." The official said it "would be fair" to call the document "pessimistic."
Before you say it, unlike before the war we have real intelligence on the ground that brought our establishment to this conclusion. And before you say it, no, the National Intelligence Council is not part of the elite media establishment.

And even the Green Zone may not be safe.

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