Friday, May 15, 2015

Still looking for excuses

Wall Street Journal editorial on what Jeb Bush should have said about Iraq --

So how to do better? Mr. Bush could cite the experience of his father, George H.W. Bush, who as CIA director in the Ford Administration organized a “Team B” panel of outside experts to question his agency’s estimates of Soviet military power and strategy. Historians still debate the merits of Team B’s conclusions, but the point is that the quality of intelligence, like everything else, improves with choice and competition. 

There already was a Team B on Iraq.

It was called "UN Weapons Inspectors."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not to mention that the "Team B" in the CIA got it ridiculously wrong w/r/t the Soviet Union. They completely missed the oncoming fall of communism, and insisted right up until the wall fell (and maybe after) that the USSR was as strong as ever.