And why, praytell, was this so “little noted” by the world ? Surely the New York Times would know. But as always with the “newspaper of record” speech proceeds from tactical omission, as this editorial demonstrates in typically disingenuous NYT style.
“Our own,” being, of course “reporter” Judith Miller, whose repeated insistence that her “sources” were “damned right” about Saddam Hussein’s enormous cache of deadly weapons (both chemical and nuclear) and his long-range plans to use them against the United States and Great Britian produced reams of copy.
All of it packed full of blatant, easily proven lies.
Well I for one wouldn’t call this war a “non-event.” And neither would the thousands of Iraqis we mercilessly slaughtered in “shock and awe” and its torture-ridden aftermath.
And who helped Mr. Bush do “such a good job”? Why the New York Times of course. But we’re supposed to forget about that, aren’t we?
“Yet another rose garden”? The dissembling grows more feverish even as it seeks to cover its tracks. “The fact that nothing was found” means that nothing was there. Only in Judy Millerville does absence equal presence, does 1-1=3. After all, a man in a basball cap pointed to where they were in some field or other, and that was good enough for Judy, hence good enough for the NYT — and thus supposedly you.
Got that? “It was all destroyed a decade ago.” Gee, that’s what I thought. That’s what countless others, who weren’t asleep during “Operation Desert Storm” thought too. But then we were required to unthink it. The NYT said we should.
No, it’s what the anti-war movement, that the NYT shows nothing but icy contempt, has to teach the ruling classes and their media lackeys.
Anyone with any sense, knew this from the start.
Anyone with any sense knew that Judy Miller’s man in the baseball cap was a liar.
And while the NYT and every other supposedly trustworthy outlet wasted our time and insulted our intelligence ,
Another man in a baseball cap had the goods. Luckily he was able to get them into theaters and onto home video.
Needless to say, he’s widely reviled by the liars and whores in charge of manufacturing the “news.”
If the Washington Post and the NYT were capable of honestly disclosing their relationship to the administration, which is far more corrupt than the exploits of a clown named Armstrong Williams (a fact Frank Rich should well know but pretends not to) , then that would be very particular news.
Well guess what? Iraq is a no man’s land. Has been for some time. That’s why the Reagan administration put Saddam Hussein in power in the first place. We had hoped he’d keep the numerous factions in line so at an opportune moment we could step in and get the oil. But no such moment came. And in stepping in ourselves in order to create one, we have most assuredly stepped right in it. Control of the oil is but an errant dream now. As is control of any sort.
No wonder the “mainstream” finds itself turning away thorny problem of substance to the far more entrancing prospect of style.
Can’t wait to hear Anderson Cooper’s version of “There’s a Little Bit of Good in Everyone” from Chicago.
Hey, he doesn’t even have to get in drag to do it!