Wednesday, April 12, 2006

  • LA Times on Iran.  I don't think Ray Takeyh is perfect, but he's a much better than most people on Iran.  Takeyh, of CFR, is quoted for the peice.  Also, check out this quote "Through years of tough talk and veiled threats, Bush and members of his administration have"
  • Joby Warmick at the Washington Post has this article, about how the administration knew that the "mobile bioweapons labs" were not really bioweapons labs.  Stories emerged years ago that showed they were for filling artillery target balloons, so this should come as no surprise.  What most people don't know is that Fox News (obviously) ran this story over and over... and used pictures of different trailers!  Fox's pictured trailers looked high-tech and state of the art, just the type of thing that might hold a laboratory.  The real picture is far less menacing, almost mundane.  Fox did this with other aspects of the Snipe Hunt for WMD in Iraq, including using stock pictures of American WMD destruction (often carried on at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, my old base) to enflame the masses.

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