Hitchens interview at Newsmax
Via Maria, Christopher Hitchens: Bush Crippled by Agency Fratricide
Partly because of the debilitating inter-agency fratricide between State, Defense and CIA, the administration has never been able to speak with any coherence about such critical matters as WMDs and the connection between Saddamism and Islamism.
The damage done by this failure is now irreparable. Clearly, the Iraqi democracy theme is more appealing, but that case makes itself without any administration “spin.” Meanwhile, it is a rare week that does not bring news of some appalling blunder or misjudgment: most recently the planting of “good news” in the Iraqi press and the misuse of the NSA.
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