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House probe: Central Command reports skewed intel on ISIS fight


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We should have been suspicious when Obama's message on ISIS sounded like ... 

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Intelligence reports produced by U.S. Central Command that tracked the Islamic State’s 2014-15 rise in Iraq and Syria were skewed to present a rosier picture of the situation on the ground, according to a bombshell report released Thursday by a House Republican task force. 

The task force investigated a Defense Department whistleblower's allegations that higher-ups manipulated analysts’ findings to make the campaign against ISIS appear more successful to the American public. 

The report concluded that intelligence reports from Central Command were, in fact, “inconsistent with the judgments of many senior, career analysts.”

Further, the report found, “these products also consistently described U.S. actions in a more positive light than other assessments from the [intelligence community] and were typically more optimistic than actual events warranted.” 

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., who was involved in the House report, said Thursday the data was clearly “manipulated.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/11/house-report-central-command-reports-skewed-intel-on-isis-fight.html

 

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13 minutes ago, homersapien said:

Yeah, who ever heard of the military presenting an optimistic spin on the situation? :-\

We were winning in Viet Nam until the day we left.

That's what many are comparing it to. Though we were winning in 'nam, but we lost the PR campaign. 

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45 minutes ago, AURaptor said:

That's what many are comparing it to. Though we were winning in 'nam, but we lost the PR campaign. 

Yeah, we left because of bad PR.  :-\

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1 hour ago, homersapien said:

Yeah, we left because of bad PR.  :-\

Actually had a huge impact Homer, might wanna brush up on more modern readings of it.

Ho Chi Minh actually came out and said he was sustaining massive casualties to a point that he could not win if things continued the way they were going. His claim was that he had gotten intel of where American media was going to be and the Tet offensive was largely meant to insure American cameras were catching the most action. He said his greatest success was getting the Americans to beat themselves.

 

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2 hours ago, Mims44 said:

Actually had a huge impact Homer, might wanna brush up on more modern readings of it.

Ho Chi Minh actually came out and said he was sustaining massive casualties to a point that he could not win if things continued the way they were going. His claim was that he had gotten intel of where American media was going to be and the Tet offensive was largely meant to insure American cameras were catching the most action. He said his greatest success was getting the Americans to beat themselves.

 

You betcha.

Just like we could pacify the Middle East if we only had the will. ;)

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17 minutes ago, homersapien said:

You betcha.

Just like we could pacify the Middle East if we only had the will. ;)

 Dodge ! Parry !  Turn ! Spin! 

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4 minutes ago, homersapien said:

Furthermore, the British - who won most of the battles - would have prevailed in the American Revolution if only they hadn't quit when they did.

 And you probably would have preferred it that way, wouldn't you? 

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2 hours ago, homersapien said:

You betcha.

Just like we could pacify the Middle East if we only had the will. ;)

Ahhh man, I'm not as good at naming logical fallacies as you. Maybe you could name the one you just committed. :)

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15 minutes ago, Mims44 said:

Ahhh man, I'm not as good at naming logical fallacies as you. Maybe you could name the one you just committed. :)

I don't see a logical fallacy.  Please explain.

 

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