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Monday, August 13, 2007


The Pollack-O'Hanlon "war critics" view of the war

Alleged (but most definitely mis-characterized) "war critics" Michael O'Hanlon and Ken Pollack got a lot of TV coverage out of their New York Times op-ed trumpeting "progress" in the war based on their recent trip to Iraq. Glenn Greenwald utterly demolishes this article, based not only on correcting the record on their very much pro-war history (which others have done), but also on exposing the fact that their entire trip was organized by the military and that virtually everyone they spoke to (Americans and Iraqis) about the alleged "progress" was hand-picked by the U.S. military, not to mention the scant number of hours they actually spent outside the Green Zone.

Unfortunately, the ones who most need to read the article (and report on it), the corporate media who have been giving O'Hanlon and Pollack a stage, won't.

(Hat tip Cursor)

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