NIE Report Declassified - Left Lies Leaked
The other day I mentioned the 'leaking' of a classified NIE Report on the global trends in terrorism. This leak was done in a pathetic attempt to smear the current administration before an upcoming election.
Well now President Bush has de-classified the report and it shows just how much of a dishonest propaganderish move this really was. as the NY Post says
"Perceived jihadist success [in Iraq] would inspire more fighters to continue the struggle elsewhere," the report notes, adding: "Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight."So the report talks about how President Bush's platform is the best one for fighting terrorism. Whoops....
Repeat: Showing the terrorists that America will stay the course until they are defeated will dissuade others from joining the jihadist movement.
What else, besides military power, can dissuade the terrorists?
"Greater pluralism and more responsive political systems in Muslim-majority nations would alleviate . . . [some] grievances jihadists exploit," says the report.
"Over time, such progress, together with sustained . . . programs targeting the vulnerabilities of the jihadist movement and continued pressure on al Qaeda, could erode support for the jihadists."
One more time: More responsive political systems, combined with increased pressure on al Qaeda.
Which pretty well sums up President Bush's policy of encouraging democracy in the Muslim world.
Of course, that some on the left are willing to damage their country to push their point of view is hardly news. Useful idiots or fellow travellers. Either way, someone needs to hold them accountable.