Saturday, June 11, 2005

 

Surprise Of The Week

In a complete and total shocker, the Washington Times reports that intelligence analysts missed several key Chinese military developments. Well, gee, ain't that amazing? I figured that with the billion dollars a day that we were shipping over there, they'd be building polling places for their citizens and pulling the majority of the country from the dreadful poverty that it's mired in. Who woulda thought that they'd just build weapons that someday are likely to be used against the US?

[T]he report looks like a bid to exonerate analysts within the close-knit fraternity of government China specialists, who for the past 10 years dismissed or played down intelligence showing that Beijing was engaged in a major military buildup.

It's always nice to see egos placed ahead of national security.

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