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...Betwixt the far left and far right polarizing, mind numbingly and galactically stupid entrenched stubborness of your types it is a miracle the country isn't in full scale civil war by now. People like you guys really are the problem. Arrogant jackaSS know it alls that find it impossible to LISTEN and have true dialogue. Its all just about winning and losing - so everyone loses and our political and social environment has settled into a constant state war.
Would this be an example of the middle ground you seek,
or this is just too polarizing for your tastes.
Published on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 by Knight-Ridder
Doubts, Dissent Stripped from Public Version of Iraq Assessment
by Jonathan S. Landay
WASHINGTON - The public version of the U.S. intelligence community's key prewar assessment of Iraq's illicit arms programs was stripped of dissenting opinions, warnings of insufficient information and doubts about deposed dictator Saddam Hussein's intentions, a review of the document and its once-classified version shows.
As a result, the public was given a far more definitive assessment of Iraq's plans and capabilities than President Bush and other U.S. decision-makers received from their intelligence agencies.
The stark differences between the public version and the then top-secret version of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate raise new questions about the accuracy of the public case made for a war that's claimed the lives of more than 500 U.S. service members and thousands of Iraqis....