IRAQ: POSSIBLE TROUBLE SPOT?….After six months of grueling work, our intelligence community has apparently produced a 90-page report stating the obvious:
A long-awaited National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, presented to President Bush by the intelligence community yesterday, outlines an increasingly perilous situation in which the United States has little control and there is a strong possibility of further deterioration, according to sources familiar with the document.
….The document emphasizes that although al-Qaeda activities in Iraq remain a problem, they have been surpassed by Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence as the primary source of conflict and the most immediate threat to U.S. goals. Iran, which the administration has charged with supplying and directing Iraqi extremists, is mentioned but is not a focus.
Of course, when it comes to this administration, stating the obvious shouldn’t be underrated. Anything that stands a chance of intruding on their fantasy world is welcome.