Philip Giraldi


Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the 2010 revision of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, how the final version will admit there’s no evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program while leaving enough room for interpretation to keep the neocons happy, the replacement of National Security Advisor James Jones and why a Gulf of Tonkin-style provocation may be in store for Iran.

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Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and executive director of the Council for the National Interest. He writes regularly for

4 thoughts on “Philip Giraldi”

  1. I understand the desire to keep everyone up to date on the latest news on Iran's nuclear capability but I think it's very important to point out that even if Iran should ever one day gain the capability, it is not the US's place to "punish" Iran. The US government has no right to do anything, none, unless Iran we're to actually attack us. This should be elementary and should short circuit any argument about our need to attack Iran. I know it won't, but I like to state the obvious for my own sanity.

  2. What the hell happened to the days when intelligence people gave honest, apolitical assessments, and they were accepted by decision makers?

    Today, Israel-Firsters infest the U.S. Government. All that matters to these swine is that the NIE blames Iran for everything except sinking the TITANIC.

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