It's a very useful rule of thumb in foreign affairs to simply assume that the neocons are wrong no matter what, because they are always wrong about everything.Need an example? John Bolton steps right up to the bat and gives a shinning example of this on CNN yesterday speaking about the new National Intelligent Estimate stating that Iran shut down their nuclear program years ago:
Bolton: Well, I think it’s potentially wrong, but I would also say, many of the people who wrote this are former State Dept employees who during their career at the State Dept never gave much attention to the threat of the Iranian program. Now they are writing as (fingers quote) ‘members of the intelligence community’ the same opinions that they’ve had four and five years ago.
Blitzer: President Bush says he has confidence in this new NIE. He says they revamped the intelligence community after the blunders involving the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He says there’s a whole new community out there and he has total confidence in what the National Intelligence Director is doing.
Bolton: Well, I don’t …