NY Times Iraq Report Fodder for Democrat Party
By: Jim Kouri, CPP
When the mainstream news media and their bosom buddies in the Democrat Party throw accusations around about the conservative-right information machine, most clear-thinking Americans recognize it as a cleverly manufactured smokescreen. The conservatives and Republicans are pikers compared to the true party of misinformation and Orwellian spin.
Last week, the Democrats and the news media broke out in a cold sweat when they saw the latest Gallup poll figures that showed President Bush’s approval rating rising, and the overall GOP poll numbers climbing, as well. But what really scared them was that only 25% of those polled liked house of congress. Which means to most observers, that the voters will take out their dissatisfaction with the President in 2008, not 2006.
There had to be a way to stifle the momentum that occurred as a result of falling gas prices, encouraging economic numbers, Americans remembering the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and potential voters being turned off by the rantings of liberal members of the House and Senate.
And so they found it on Sunday. A story that I suspect was fabricated by the New York Times with the help of another treasonous member of the so-called intelligence committee who, as usual, remains an “anonymous source.”
The gist of the story was: The war in Iraq actually caused an upsurge in terrorist recruitment. In other words, had we not invaded Iraq, there would be fewer terrorists. I guess the 9-11 attacks, the USS Cole terrorist incident, the bombing of two US embassies, the bombing of the Marine barracks in Saudi Arabia’s Khobar Towers and the first bombing of the World Trade Center were aberrations, and it was our toppling of the monster Saddam Hussein that’s caused a worldwide increase in terrorism.
The Sunday Times story was a gift from the journalists and editors to the Democrat Party. An anonymous traitor leaked classified information to the Times. However, the Times printed the story without mentioning the name of any person who actually perused the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to corroborate the information provided by the anonymous traitor. In fact, the anonymous source claims he read the NIE, but I’m certain he never gave a copy to the Times. Also, how interesting that this story came out the day before the Democrat were to begin their full-court press to show they’d be better at fighting terrorism.
This particular NIE, according to Intelligence Czar John Negroponte, is 30-pages long. Are we to believe that the paragraph in question was the only subject of the entire classified report? Further, it takes someone who is ignorant of the NIE to believe the Times story.
The National Intelligence Estimates which is given to the President of the United States and specific officials contains the analysis of several agencies and many individuals. It is not unheard of to read an NIE containing contradictory intelligence estimates. It’s just that — an intelligence estimate. It is not the Holy Bible nor is it etched in stone.
The anonymous sources had to have memorized the 30 pages, which I find doubtful. But let’s say they did memorize the NIE — why a story on only one or two paragraphs that corroborate what the Times editorial writers has been saying ad nauseum for months? Why is there only a segment of the NIE paraphrased in the Sunday New York Times that corroborates the statement made in the past by Senators Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Dick Durbin, etc., or members of Congress such as Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel, John Murtha, etc. If these Democrats are able to forecast what the NIE will later report, then we are in deep doo-doo.
The Democrats seized on the NY Times story to score political points, although Associated Press, Washington Post and other media organizations continuously said the Democrats seized on the NIE to launch their attacks. But that isn’t so. No one, outside of the people who are supposed to, read the actual National Intelligence Estimate because it’s a secret document.
In other words, the only part of the NIE that was quoted by an anonymous traitor is the part that said the Iraq war has increased the terrorist threat. The Democrats, in turn, all day Sunday said it was further evidence that Americans should choose new leadership in the November elections. Further evidence from whom? Their lapdogs at the New York Times?
Quite simply, Democrats hoped for some sort of report that would undermine the GOP’s image as the party more capable of handling terrorism as the campaign enters its final six-week stretch. Democrats know they couldn’t fight a war against the Marx Brother’s mythical nation of Freedonia if their lives depended on it, but they can sure undermine our soldiers, intelligence professionals and law enforcement officers in an effort to make the Commander-in-Chief look bad in the news media.
The Democrats’ criticisms came in a collection of press releases sent to reporters Sunday amid the disclosure of a National Intelligence Estimate that concluded the war has helped create a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks. Currently, I have some calls out to find out when these press releases were actually written. Did the NY Times tip off people such as Clintonista Rahm Emanuel? Or did the Democrats actually help the Times by providing “an anonymous source.” Remember, we’re talking about Washington, DC. I’ve had more than a few colleagues in law enforcement suddenly garner high-paying jobs within the Beltway.
“This particular NIE was completed in April and represented a consensus view of the 16 disparate spy services inside government, according to an anonymous intelligence official. The official, confirming accounts first published in Sunday’s New York Times and Washington Post, spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday because the report is classified, ” wrote the Associated Press.
“Unfortunately this report is just confirmation that the Bush administration’s stay-the-course approach to the Iraq war has not just made the war more difficult and more deadly for our troops, but has also made the war on terror more dangerous for every American,” said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, head of the Democratic effort to take control of the House. Emanuel is also a diehard Clintonista who’s part and parcel of efforts to create a myth about the Terrorism Warrior William Jefferson Clinton.
But I say, “What report?” No one has seen the report — we’ve seen the New York Times version of a report its reporters never read, leaked by an anonymous intelligence official or two, while pinpointing only a small part of the alleged National Intelligence Estimate.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.