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A new NIE on Iran is coming. Don't expect to see it

By Tim Grieve
November 14, 2007 7:37PM (UTC)
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The good news: A long-awaited National Intelligence Estimate on Iran will be ready by the end of this month, and Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell says it will contain dissenting views.

The bad news: McConnell says he won't be letting the public see an unclassified version of the NIE's key judgments.


The not exactly reassuring news: McConnell, who has admitted to misleading Congress before, claims that that he'll resign if he thinks the NIE is "cherry-picked in an inappropriate way."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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