Sunday, July 31, 2005

In search of intelligence beings

Remember this rant expressing frustration that our $25 billion a year 'intelligence' service had yet to determine if newly elected Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was once involved in the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis?

Well, there's an update. Here the latest from the world's most expensive intelligence service:


The State Department on Friday called on Iran to respond clearly to allegations that its incoming president was a leader of the student movement that orchestrated the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

"It is the responsibility of the Iranian government to respond to these charges frankly and clearly," said spokesman Sean McCormack.

The White House said Thursday that Iran's incoming president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was a leader of the student movement during a fundamentalist revolution that overthrew the pro-U.S. Shah and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

Six former hostages have identified the president-elect as one of their captors.

McCormack said those former hostages "have talked very specifically about what they remember as his participation in interrogations."

"I don't think that we have heard definitively from them on that score," he said of Iran's leaders.

An ongoing U.S. investigation has not produced "anything that would contradict what these former hostages have said," McCormack said.
'An on going U.S. investigation'?!? ...This guy was running for the leadership position in one of the 'Axis of Evil' and nobody over at the CIA thought of preemptively putting together a dossier on him?

Porkopolis doesn't believe this for a minute. Why is the White House being so coy at sharing what it knows with everyone else? They have not produced "anything that would contradict" what the former hostages have claimed. Why don't they just simply say that they have information that supports the former hostages' claims? Is Iran, charter member of the 'Axis of Evil' worthy of this diplomatic pussyfooting?


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