Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

Jon Stewart:

Finally, someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq War! Finally! Now, it might not necessarily be the first person you’d want held accountable on that list, but never again will Brian Williams mislead this great nation about being shot at in a war we probably wouldn’t have ended up in if the media had applied this level of certainty to the actual fucking war.

 

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  1. Interesting piece in the Times Science section today on false memory versus lying. We all have it or rely on it from time to time. We convince ourselves we were there or we did something or someone did or said something we could swear occured but in fact never happened. This is why testifying in court about a car crash can be so iffy. There are many instances when public figures have embarrassed themselves using false memory. I’m will to give Williams a break. I never watch NBC’s nightly news, but I’m tempted just to show some small support.

  2. Stove piping of Intelligence – that is, not analyzing and verifying raw data, but sending it straight up to the top was a big part of why the lies from ‘Curveball’ were able to get the US and British leaders of the Iraq war to invade. German intelligence was doubtful of the claims from this person, but the decider-in-chief wanted to get his war on, and this provided the fig leaf.

    Funny (as in strange, not ha-ha) that he got asylum in Germany, and not either the good old US or England – maybe because as a ‘little fish’ it would be ok to charge him with a crime when the ones in charge of the war decision making are enjoying their retirements in comfort.

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