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mjj : This is not what the CIA is supposed to do--it is supposed to provide impartial investigation.
New CIA Chief Tells Workers to Back Administration Policies
By Douglas Jehl, New York Times, 11-17, 2004
Porter J. Goss, the new intelligence chief, has told Central Intelligence Agency employees that their job is to "support the administration and its policies in our work," a copy of an internal memorandum shows.

"As agency employees we do not identify with, support or champion opposition to the administration or its policies," Mr. Goss said in the memorandum, which was circulated late on Monday. He said in the document that he was seeking "to clarify beyond doubt the rules of the road."

While his words could be construed as urging analysts to conform with administration policies, Mr. Goss also wrote, "We provide the intelligence as we see it -- and let the facts alone speak to the policymaker."
mjj : Yet we STILL have not signed the Kyoto protocol. NYC would be predominantly underwater, if this melting happens; likewise Baltimore, great gouts of Florida, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, etc.
And yet it melts
The Guardian, November 3, 2004
There are a number of disturbing aspects to this report - not least the accusation by some European researchers involved that its publication was being delayed until after the US election to spare the blushes of the Bush administration. But the report's evidence speaks for itself: the Arctic's icecap is melting at an unprecedented rate, while the giant ice sheets of Greenland are under threat. But the most worrying aspect is the report's suggestion that at the current rate of warming, there may be no ice at all in the Arctic come the summer of 2070 - effectively killing one of the world's most distinctive and rich ecosystems.