The latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iran was the final factor in a military equation that now appears to guarantee that there will be no war with Iran during the Bush Administration.
The Pentagon’s intelligence units were instrumental in forming the NIE’s conclusions.
Some critics have suggested that the military simply found a public way to quiet the drumbeat for war coming from Vice President Dick Cheney and his shrinking band of allies in the Administration.
So not only were factions within the Pentagon instrumental in forming the conclusions, they also made sure the results were made public. Sounds like a palace revolt to me.