Huckabee: NIE on Iran? Never heard of it.

This doesn't exactly inspire confidence, now, does it?

DES MOINES - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Tuesday he was unfamiliar with the National Intelligence Estimate that reported that Iran had not had a program to develop nuclear weapons since 2003, and he questioned the intelligence work behind it.

Asked by reporters if he had been briefed on the summary of the report, which was declassified and released Monday, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, said "No." Informed of its content by reporters, he said he agreed with President Bush, who said that Iran remains a threat.

I mean, it's only been front-page news for a few days. And who has the time to actually be informed about the issues when you're busy trying to be the next leader of the free world?

(Hat tip: CFR


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