[ExI] "Atlas Shrugged" film review

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Apr 22 02:23:01 UTC 2011

On 04/21/2011 01:01 PM, spike wrote:
>> ... On Behalf Of Richard Loosemore
> ...
> Subject: Re: [ExI] "Atlas Shrugged" film review
> ...
>> ...If the vast majority of reporters in the country decided to, say, ignore
> a huge accumulation of evidence pointing to the fact that Iraq has no
> weapons of mass destruction, just before it is due to be invaded on the
> grounds that it has WMD...Richard Loosemore
> Reporters don't have security clearances.  Those with the clearances are not
> at liberty to report.  See George Tenet, former director of the CIA, in his
> explanation of the reasoning for invading Iraq, Center of the Storm.

You did not need a security clearance to know that Iraq had no WMD + 
delivery methods that were remotely a threat to us before the Iraq 
invasion.  Simple examination of what we did no and a modest amount of 
analysis would have made it quite clear with 99.99% probability of a 
correct conclusion.   I said so at the time and was roundly criticized 
for it or at least dismissed on the grounds that "those in the know may 
know something we don't".    But that kind of thinking always forgives 
and support anything any government decides to do and makes rule by the 
people a farce.

- s

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