The leak of the NIE to the NYT which then was either so cherry picekd before they saw it, or if they saw the whole thing managed to punk themselves, has now with the 4 page released summary VERBATIM become a piece of evidence that our intelligence services, at least in the product they serve up for the prez, are a farce, a failure, and a bunch of RISK AVERSE incompetents. The fault for this NOW is with George Bush.
Greater pluralism and more responsive political systems in Muslim majority nations would alleviate some of the grievances jihadists exploit. Over time, such progress, together with sustained, multifaceted programs targeting the vulnerabilities of the jihadist movement and continued pressure on al-Qa’ida, could erode support for the jihadists.
How many billions for this conclusion?