NYT brags it selectively leaked NIE to help Dems

Tom Maguire of Just One Minute notes the New York Times bragging it leaked portions of the National Intelligence Estrimate at a critical time to help the Dems.  Although he notes that the leak was disingenuous: Unsurprisingly, the Times report was a bit tilted; a few days later Bush declassified the key judgments of the NIE and we saw things like this: 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. Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight. Thank heaven for intelligence agencies — who would have guessed that a failure by the jihadists in Iraq would set them back?  Of course, withdrawing US troops may not be the best way to bring about that jihadist failure, but the Times report overlooked that subtlety. Here is...(Read Full Post)