NIE Makes Case for Winning In Iraq

“Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves, and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight.”  (Page 2, Declassified Key Judgments, National Intelligence Estimate)


We need hundreds of analysts to tell us that if we win and they lose, they will be demoralized and not want to fight?

Contrary to the leaks about the NIE, the best way to send a blow to the jihadist movement–which has existed since the 1920′s–is to beat them, not give up.

I guess the leakers must have missed that key finding.

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