Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Dark suspicions

Norman Podhoretz knows an anti-Semitic conspiracy when he sees one (found via War and Piece):

“But I entertain an even darker suspicion. It is that the intelligence community, which has for some years now been leaking material calculated to undermine George W. Bush, is doing it again. This time the purpose is to head off the possibility that the President may order air strikes on the Iranian nuclear installations. As the intelligence community must know, if he were to do so, it would be as a last resort, only after it had become undeniable that neither negotiations nor sanctions could prevent Iran from getting the bomb, and only after being convinced that it was very close to succeeding. How better, then, to stop Bush in his tracks than by telling him and the world that such pressures have already been effective and that keeping them up could well bring about ‘a halt to Iran’s entire nuclear weapons program’ – especially if the negotiations and sanctions were combined with a goodly dose of appeasement or, in the NIE’s own euphemistic formulation, ‘with opportunities for Iran to achieve its security, prestige, and goals for regional influence in other ways.’”

In other words, the American intelligence community has collectively conspired to allow Iran to have nuclear bombs, obviously with the long-term goal of annihilating all the Jews in Israel.  Remember that this loon is the guy who is giving Rudy advice on American foreign policy!