Um, how long was that NIE in circulation, Mike?

Dukakabee completely blows it in trying to defend his earlier confusion on the Iran National Intelligence Estimate (ABC’s The Note, via Rich Lowry of NRO – emphasis added):

Again confusing the timeline (the NIE was out for a full day and a half before he was asked about it), he told the Quad-City Times’ Dan Gearino: “Maybe I should’ve said, ‘Have you read the report?’ President Bush didn’t read it for four years; I don’t know why I should read it in four hours.”

Acutally, the Note authosr miss the bigger point: The report came out this year, not four years ago.

That said, they did catch something Lowry missed:

More from foreign policy in Huckworld: “Shortly before Mike Huckabee emerged as a leading presidential contender, he delivered a littlenoticed foreign policy speech in which he urged consideration of restoring diplomatic relations with Iran,” Michael Kranish reports in The Boston Globe.

“It is a view that now stands as a significant difference from some of his GOP opponents at a time when Huckabee’s foreign policy credentials have become a central issue in the campaign.”

I feel a “Ye-e-a-a-a-a-h!” coming on.

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2 Responses to Um, how long was that NIE in circulation, Mike?

  1. […] Huck’s at it again More fun with Mike Dukakabee on the campaing trail. […]

  2. […] is Huckabee?  Shall I remind you all of the time when he never heard of the Iran NIE?  And then claimed it was published years, rather than days, before his gaffe?  This was while the Huckster tried to make himself relevant by blasting the […]

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