March 9, 2005
APPLYING THE LESSON OF IRAQ:
Data Is Lacking on Iran's Arms, U.S. Panel Says (DOUGLAS JEHL and ERIC SCHMITT, 3/09/05, NY Times)
A commission due to report to President Bush this month will describe American intelligence on Iran as inadequate to allow firm judgments about Iran's weapons programs, according to people who have been briefed on the panel's work.
As the Iraq intelligence failure demonstrated, we can know so little about what our enemies are doing that the only responsible position is to always just assume the worst and act accordingly. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 9, 2005 8:12 AM