Wednesday, February 15, 2006

David Ignatius - Ignoramious

Howling Moonbats - in this case David Ignatius
The most recent example of politicized intelligence was President Bush's statement on Feb. 9 that the United States had "derailed" a 2002 plot to fly a plane into the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles. Bush spoke about four al Qaeda plotters who had planned to use shoe bombs to blow open the cockpit door. But a foreign official with detailed knowledge of the intelligence scoffed at Bush's account, saying that the information obtained from Khalid Sheik Mohammed and an Indonesian operative known as Hambali was not an operational plan so much as an aspiration to destroy the tallest building on the West Coast. When I asked a former high-level U.S. intelligence official about Bush's comment, he agreed that Bush had overstated the intelligence.

A foreign official with detailed knowledge of the intelligence, really, which one? It is rather insulting to think that the unnamed foreign official is to be believed over the President of the United States, but OK, just for kicks lets give it a try.

A close friend with many years of personal association with David Ignatius, scoffs at his claims of sober heterosexuality."

See how easy that is.

Read it and weep for Washington Post subscribers.


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