Updated: 5/16/2006; 3:39:30 PM.

Current events
Post-9-11 events and analyses

daily link  Monday, November 21, 2005

The Man Who Sold the War: How the Rendon Group started in political PR and later worked for the CIA and the Pentagon.  Since 1991, it  promoted Chalabi and the INC, spread false information, and perform "military deception" through news media and the Internet.  Judith Miller was one conduit. "Never before in history had such an extensive secret network been established to shape the entire world's perception of a war. "It was not just bad intelligence -- it was an orchestrated effort," says Sam Gardner, a retired Air Force colonel who has taught strategy and military operations at the National War College. "It began before the war, was a major effort during the war and continues as post-conflict distortions." "  11:44:13 PM  permalink  

The Burden of Proof: Pat Lang takes on Cheney's latest speech, and makes a point on recent history that's news to me.  "The UN had withdrawn its inspectors from [Iraq] in '98 at our instigation because we were going to bomb extensively in an attempt to trigger a revolt. Fair enough, but the point is that the IRAQIS did not run the inspectors out of the country."  8:10:46 PM  permalink  

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