md on the NIE

Got an email from md last night:

As democrats like Senator Kennedy want the President to make pretty much everything in the damn world “declassified”, normal people sit back and think that there might just be a reason not to declassify things… and it has nothing to do with politics or the administration “hiding” things. It is called State Secrets which no president Republican or Democrat should reveal. With all the headlines running around about the N.I.E. saying that we are “creating terrorists”, which is BS. Let’s run through a few quotes from the summary.

Very first line, funny how they seem to skip that in most articles:
“United States-led counterterrorism efforts have seriously damaged the leadership of al-Qa’ida and disrupted its operations…”
Political systems in the Muslim nations? I thought it was Bush and America that caused Terrorism:
“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.”
Of course the favorite point/paragraph of the left:
“The Iraq conflict has become the ‘cause celebre’ for jihadists, breeding a deep resentment of US involvement in the Muslim world and cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement.”
Oh yeah by the way, that was a two sentence paragraph. The one a lot of people want to pretend isn’t attached to the above:
“Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight.”
Holy $---! That is almost, wait no that IS the reason we continue to fight! There is only so far you can go when saying the reason people hate us is “because of us.” I suppose we should end that problem by changing OUR way of life to make OTHERS happy. I suggest the people doing the suicide bombings go first.

Hope all are doing well, I won’t be able to reply for awhile. I cannot access the blogs, but will respond when I am back.