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Saturday, May 29, 2004
There's a lot I feel like I should write about or at least make mention of, but, due to time constraints, I will limit it to four items...
-In an AP story published today, Robert Tanner writes about the investigation into the abuse of Iraqi prisoners:
WHO: Several military intelligence officers already are under scrutiny. The original Army report that led to the arrests of the seven reservists stationed at Abu Ghraib laid a large share of the blame on Col. Thomas M. Pappas, commander of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, and Lt. Col. Steve L. Jordan, former director of the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center at the prison.Great reporting (assuming it is true) but notice how it assumes that the occupation is a just cause.
-"A Discussion with a Kerry Supporter" is my latest Press Action piece and perhaps one of the better ones I've done.
On the humor tip, here's Adam Kotsko:
I am tired of hearing liberal hawks talk about how great an idea the Iraq War was and lamenting that the execution was bad. Yes, the idea of toppling an evil dictator and building a society with liberty and justice for all is appealling. So is the idea of owning a Green Lantern power ring.LOL
-"The choice of Iyad Allawi, closely linked to the CIA and formerly to MI6, as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 30 June will make it difficult for the US and Britain to persuade the rest of the world that he is capable of leading an independent government," Patrick Cockburn writes in today's Independent. "He is the person through whom the controversial claim was channelled that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction could be operational in 45 minutes."
I suspect Fred Barnes can't wait to start criticizing this guy.