Wednesday, May 18, 2005

What the Neocons Really Think

Not much time to blog today, however, here are some thoughts on whether the neocons really believe the "Koran in the toilet" story was false and the resulting implications for the media.

Also, Matt Welch also has some thoughts on what calls for the media to be more resonsable really mean.

Finally, the dreaded David Frum has interesting information regarding the real causes for the riots in Afghanistan (hint - Newsweek was just an excuse).

4 Comments:

Anonymous r said...

I have seen several different takes on the riots...most important one was from the US General in charge, Gen.Eichenberry (name close if not exact), who was quoted as saying the riots had nothing to do with the article, that the unrest had been brewing for some time over the conflicts in the current government.
Perhaps Frum's playboy did add to the dust up by drawing attention to the article but the impression the General gave was that one was on the way anyway.
Weeks before this it was reported that more fighting had broken out due to some returning warlords getting back in the act.
My guess is that the Newsweek article was good to hang this latest on, what with the fact that Afaghan is turning out to be a very unreported failure ...and it didn't hurt to have a few deaths to blame on the press to encourage them to watch what they say.

However Rummy did come out and agree with his General about the cause of the riots...so who really laid it on Newsweek?...the pentagon?.. or did the rest of the corp owned media start the Newsweek blame game?

5/18/2005 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Israeli interrogators behind Koran desecration

5/20/2005 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how does that play in the Arab/Muslim world - to have an apparent (based on his last name) Jewish general in charge?

5/20/2005 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous horace silver said...

Eichenberry sounds more German to me. But the U.S. regime didn't hesitate to send Jay Garner to Iraq, so why not?

5/22/2005 05:56:00 AM  

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