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New Iraq Report to Warn of Attack NIE Petraeus Report Mid-September
merrie | August 11, 2007 at 06:23 pmby
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Officials who have seen early drafts of the updated NIE call it mixed. The late draft includes a success story for the administration: the rising resistance Sunni leaders have been showing to al Qaeda in Iraq. The Sunnis increasingly have accepted the contention of the U.S.-led coalition that Al Qaeda in Iraq is an irritant.
But the draft also depicts Iraq broadly as a mess, and warns that Syria is being unhelpful and Iran is a growing danger, the officials said.