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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:22 PM
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Senate asks Bush for intelligence update on Iraq
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:22 PM by Barrett808
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate asked the Bush administration on Thursday for a new intelligence assessment of on Iraq, where U.S. lawmakers and officials fear that worsening sectarian violence could lead to outright civil war.

In a voice vote, the Senate approved a Democrat-sponsored provision directing U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte to prepare by October 1 a national intelligence estimate assessing Iraq's stability amid ethnic, religious and tribal divisions.

The measure, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, was added as an amendment to a defense spending bill for fiscal year 2007.

A national intelligence estimate, or NIE, is a major report meant to convey to Congress and U.S. policymakers the intelligence community's most authoritative judgment on any chosen topic. The last NIE on Iraq was issued in 2004.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060803/pl_nm/iraq_usa_inte...

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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:23 PM
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1. Hah! Good frippin' luck!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:24 PM
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2. I wish them all the best
I could get a better intelligence estimate out of the ficus in my office. It's a plastic ficus.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:24 PM
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4. LOL! n/t
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:24 PM
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3. Well they are asking for a whole lot there
since we have no plan and probably no intelligence to base it upon.
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rubberducky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:30 PM
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5. This is the best laugh I`ve had all week!!!
intelligence from * :rofl:
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:34 PM
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6. Somebody ask the great Karnack to advise Congress
They are in need of intelligence on Iraq to guide them. Please spirits give us your guidance
tonight.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:36 PM
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7. Q: Will Congress get an intelligent update from ShrubCo?
A: My sources say no. All hail the power of the Magic 8-Ball!!
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:40 PM
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11. Little Feather, the spirit guide says
Great White Father friend of man who cheat Indians on gambling casino, Great White Father friends
with man who not tell truth, no intelligence from that direction.
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:38 PM
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8. The words Bush and intelligence don't belong in the same sentence.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:38 PM
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9. That reads like an Onion headline
Sadly, its not.

:rofl:
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:39 PM
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10. a call for fiction manuscripts ....
How nice of the Senate to support the arts.
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:04 PM
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13. Damn, Beat Me To It
I was gonna make a crack about the NYT Bestselling Fiction list, but. . .you know :D
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:03 PM
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12. How about an intelligence update on finding Bin Laden? nt
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:30 PM
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14. Bin Laden WHO ?? - I remember that name from somewhere
.
.
.

OH!!

Is that the reason(excuse) that the USA started bombing the shit out of the Middle East?

rings a bell sorta - -

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:42 PM
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15. During VACATION?!?!
Il Dunce' has to unwind from months of grueling campaigning, photo-oping, and eating roast pig.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:13 PM
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16. He needs his vacation to work off the 5 pounds he gained eating that pig
:sarcasm:
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