Thursday | May 15, 2003
Big Splashes Across the Pond
This could be big. Really big. Remember the documents discovered in Baghdad rubble that "proved" antiwar MP George Galloway was in Saddam's pocket to the tune of $10M or so?
But the documents, offered by former Republican Guard General Salah Abdel Rasool, contain obvious mistakes.Why is it big? One, it's a major journalistic fraud with top-level career and policy implications. Two, a lot of war-justifying and France-flogging eyebrow raisers spilled out of those same troves of documents that remarkably didn't get incinerated when the building burned and were right on top when the reporters arrived. Psy-ops, for sure ... but whose?
This is big too, because Straw and Blair took such a firm stand ... and because on these grounds Mr. Straw virtually buried his French counterpart in a projectile barrage of spittle ... and because other MP's are tabling resolutions and looking in to it.
These might get lost in the flood of other exposed lies, past and present. OTOH, there may be a storm a-brewin'... I can feel it in my bones.
RonK, SeattlePosted May 15, 2003 06:33 PM | Comments (169)