Wednesday, January 04, 2006

They really are the biggest screw-ups of all time, aren't they?

In a clumsy effort to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, the CIA in 2004 intentionally handed Tehran some top-secret bomb designs laced with a hidden flaw that U.S. officials hoped would doom any weapon made from them, according to a new book about the U.S. intelligence agency.

But the Iranians were tipped to the scheme by the Russian defector hired by the CIA to deliver the plans and may have gleaned scientific information useful for designing a bomb, writes New York Times reporter James Risen in "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration."...

David Albright, a former weapons inspector for the IAEA, [said] that the plans could have shaved many years off Iran's nuclear effort....

Letting 9/11 happen. Failing to capture bin Laden and Zawahiri. Failing to bring down Zarqawi and alowing his organization to grow and flourish. Miring the U.S. in Iraq. Straining alliances. Wreaking havoc on the U.S. military. And this.

When will the Right realize that no president in recent memory has endangered U.S. national security like Bush?

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