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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Shaping the argument

From the WaPo's reporter with all the CIA ties, Walter Pincus
Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have questioned whether the recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq gave political advantage to the Bush administration by making "rapid withdrawal" of U.S. troops the only alternative military option the NIE explored.

Also, did anybody notice how Bush yesterday tried to support his escalation by saying it was the road to Baker Hamilton? As he has thus far not endorsed any of bit of the ISG, is this just an effort to cut off the Baker-Hamilton option/criticism from critics?