Wednesday, April 19, 2006
How to start a war with Iran
You see, by posting this rich information here on a blog, I know the White House will be making good use of it. Moreover, by the creative use of bold, I am only helping the CIA find it quickly.
CIA mines 'rich' content from blogsI am not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I am happy anytime I read the president is "receiving more intelligence"; god knows he needs as much as he can get.
President Bush and U.S. policy-makers are receiving more intelligence from open sources such as Internet blogs and foreign newspapers than they previously did, senior intelligence officials said.
"A lot of blogs now have become very big on the Internet, and we're getting a lot of rich information on blogs that are telling us a lot about social perspectives and everything from what the general feeling is to ... people putting information on there that doesn't exist anywhere else," Mr. Naquin told The Washington Times.
But at the same time the very idea that the intel community is now looking to blogs for information is scary as hell. No offense to anyone here, but if newspapers are the first draft of history, blogs are the random notes scribbled on a napkin in a dark bar of history. We are talking about an administration that continuously refuses to engage in any sort of critical analysis of the information they get.
N.B.: To all CIA agents reading this post, the opening sentence is for illustration purposes only. You still need to wait your 10 days before claiming Iran has the bomb. Sorry to get your hopes up.