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  •  They only get away with it (5+ / 0-)

    because the press allows it.  Lying is easy when no one calls you on it.

    "In the beginning the universe was created. This has been widely criticized and generally regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams

    by LithiumCola on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 10:22:25 PM PDT

    •  And we won't let the press get away with (4+ / 0-)

      letting them get away with it, will we?

      Hell no.

      Credit where credit is due: WaPo called Cheney "big time" on this latest lie here. Of course, they bury the lede.

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        Cambridgemac, Fabian

        The WaPo article Cunctator linked to was written by Tom Ricks. He quoted from a December 2002 interagency workshop under the auspices of the Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. This workshop was an interim meeting on the way to the production of a final report, February 2003, authored by W. Andrew Terrill and Conrad C. Crane. The observations quoted by Mr. Ricks are available in the final report, which is the Army War College report that Cunctator linked to in the diary. This report is prescient and educational to the max. Recommended reading for anyone interested in this topic. It really, really, really, makes Cunctator's point.

        Ricks also quoted from a National Defense University report from around the December 2002 period. The NDU held workshops and conferences about the upcoming war in November and December 2002, and February 2003. The final report of the November 2002 workshop isn't available to riff-raff like me, nor are reports from the other meetings. Ricks' NDU quotes are from one of these unavailable reports. Too bad.

        A "findings and recommendations" summary of the November meeting is available on line.

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