Friday, February 09, 2007

Who you gonna call?

Michael R. Gordon!

On line it's the top article on the NYT, three pages long, Iran is supplying IEDs to the Shiites, evidence other than hearsay, none.

It had been announced that evidence was to be presented by the administration last Wednesday that Iran was supplying IEDs to... somebody.

That was delayed.

Now Gordon says:
The Bush administration is expected to make public this weekend some of what intelligence agencies regard as an increasing body of evidence pointing to an Iranian link, including information gleaned from Iranians and Iraqis captured in recent American raids on an Iranian office in Erbil and another site in Baghdad.
Strange time, the weekend. Ready for the talking heads on Sunday, but less real coverage. And Mr. Gordon plays his role to set the stage, and the New York Times puts him front and center.

What a whore, and what a pathetic excuse for a newspaper.

Update: This seems part of an end-run around the delay in releasing the 'evidence' (due to doubts about its validity), more machinations in the 'intelligence community', and the 'press'.

Update 2: Glenn Greenwald has more.

Update 3: It's all explained here.

Update 4: Hey, this updating is easy, and fun too! Anyway Think Progress has more, including this:
In little noted comments on Feb. 2, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley acknowledged that the Iran briefing washeld back because it was “overstated” and not “focused on the facts.”
and this:
But a new report in the National Journal states that it was the intelligence community, not the White House, that demanded the briefing be “scrubbed” of overstated claims:
Go read the whole thing.


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