When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

27 September 2006

National Intelligence Estimate, partly declassified

Three years ago, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld wrote a memo to his colleagues in the Pentagon posing a critical question in the “long war’’ against terrorism: Is Washington’s strategy successfully killing or capturing terrorists faster than new enemies are being created?

Until Tuesday, the government had not publicly issued an authoritative answer. But the newly declassified National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism does exactly that, and it concludes that the administration has failed the Rumsfeld test.
Waging the War on Terror: Report Belies Optimistic View - New York Times (September 27, 2006)

So, we must ask the crucial question: "Is our leaders learning?"


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