Pre-Iraq All Over Again
Hey it worked the first time, so why not do it again the same way?
Congressman Hoekstra released a report about a month ago, not well researched, based mostly on newspaper sources and lacking research by actual experts in the field, that chided America's intelligence community for not knowing enough about Iran. This report then goes on to claim several things about Iran's nuclear capabilities that are just simply false. This is known to many who are familiar to this, but not known to regular Americans. That is the point of Hoekstra's report. He doesn't actually care about the truth; he wants a war with Iran and will try and scare enough Americans to continue supporting the Republican party so they win in November and they can have their little war next year with Iran.
Not so fast. UN Inspectors have, this time, come out and publicly disputed this report by Hoekstra. They publicly contend that the report is "outrageous and dishonest."
Among the committee's assertions is that Iran is producing weapons-grade uranium at its facility in the town of Natanz. The IAEA called that "incorrect," noting that weapons-grade uranium is enriched to a level of 90 percent or more. Iran has enriched uranium to 3.5 percent under IAEA monitoring.
The scary thing about Mr. Hoekstra is that his staff are working on another report about North Korea, most likely to chide the CIA for not knowning what he knows, for he knows all. How dare they not see the world through his eyes!
Hoekstra's committee is working on a separate report about North Korea that is also being written principally by Fleitz. A draft of the report, provided to The Post, includes several assertions about North Korea's weapons program that the intelligence officials said they cannot substantiate, including one that Pyongyang is already enriching uranium.
It is time for America to put people in power who do not base their foreign policy on ideology, but on fact. This, I thought, was the standard. Why Bush won still befuddles me.