Comment: Intelligence ≠ Policy

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Intelligence ≠ Policy

While I agree with you, Bush is a complete idiot for not following the NIE, a lot of people don't realize that intelligence reports merely inform policy, they are NOT policy themselves. They are just that: political analysis based upon intelligence reports. They are not legally binding. The President is free to determine his policy on what those analyses says or ignore them completely.

However, he ignores them at his (and our) peril when war is concerned. As far as I'm concerned Bush is completely insane to ignore good counsel and I would support impeachment on that count alone.