The Quipper

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Powerline gets it WRONG, AGAIN

Typical spin from these guys desparate to ignore the stench of malfeasance coming from the White House.

They describe Keller as "backpedaling furiously" when he acknowledges the minute possibility that the weapons were removed before the US arrived (i.e. the Bush Admin cover story). While still in "forged-documents" mode, the repeat this line from the original story: "White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the American-led invasion last year."...

That statement was untrue, of course; just one of many in the Times hit piece. Keller's revisionist history shows, I suppose, that the Times knows its coverage of this "story" is indefensible. But don't expect a correction, at least not until after the election.

Are you suggesting that nobody in the Pentagon or White House admitted the obvious -- that this is part of the massive postwar looting effort carried out at weapons and dual-use tools sites ALL OVER IRAQ as documented repeatedly?

And since you're asking for corrections, how about one from you. Because the Minneapolis/Saint Paul ABC affiliate has video from April 18th, 2003 showing the explosives still in Al Qaqaa. (also reported on TAPPED, atrios, etc).

Guys? Any time now, I'm waiting.

Update: Big Media Matt over at TAPPED points out how bad their case is:

[T]he truth about this controversy is hardly unknowable. On John Kerry's side are witnesses, television footage, and officials from the U.S. Army and Iraqi Interim Government. On George W. Bush's side are Bush, Bush's political appointees, and the press aides to Bush's political appointees. It doesn't take a psychic to figure out who's wrong and who's right here.

And Newsweek points out this is the tip of the iceberg of stolen war materiel in Iraq. This isn't bad, this isn't a political problem, this is a national security disaster that we'll be paying for for a decade.