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Monday, May 23, 2005

Weird Self-Incrimination

It's All Newsweek's Fault - New York Times: "Yet there's something weirdly self-incriminating about the language it uses to do it. Richard Boucher, the State Department spokesman whose previous boss, Colin Powell, delivered a fictional recitation of Saddam Hussein's weapon capabilities before the United Nations Security Council, said it's 'shocking' that Newsweek used 'facts that have not been substantiated.' Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, attacked Newsweek for hiding 'behind anonymous sources,' yet it was an anonymous source, an Iraqi defector known as Curveball, who fed the fictions that Mr. Powell spouted to gin up America for war. Psychological displacement of this magnitude might give even Freud pause."
Not to worry, Mr. Rich; no one is paying attention to the Administration. The Public is fiddling while Rome burns.

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