January 24, 2007

DID WASHINGTON RECONCILE WITH ARNOLD?

Analysts See A Chance for Maliki Success (Walter Pincus, 1/24/07, Washington Post)

[Thomas Fingar, the deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and chairman of the National Intelligence Council] gave the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a rare preview of what the classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) will say when it is completed at the end of the month.

"Gains in stability could open a window for gains in reconciliation among and between sectarian groups and could open the possibilities for a moderate coalition that could permit better government," Fingar said in response to a question written by Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) and read by Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), which sought the intelligence community's judgments as reflected in the NIE.

"It will be very difficult for the Maliki government to do this," Fingar said, "but he [Maliki] does not wish to fail or to preside over the disintegration of Iraq."


Why not?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2007 12:08 AM
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Gains in stability could open a window for gains in reconciliation among and between sectarian groups and could open the possibilities for a moderate coalition that could permit better government

Three uses of "could" in one short clause!

It's good to see the American intelligence community is as insightful and decisive in its judgments as ever!

Posted by: kevin whited at January 24, 2007 11:46 AM
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