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Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Thank heavens for McClatchy

McClatchy's Jonathan Landay was one of those rare reporters trying to report the truth in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq; now he's repeating the effort with respect to Iran:
Both McCain, Obama exaggerating Iran's nuclear program

WASHINGTON — The presumptive Republican nominee for president and the leading contender for the Democratic nomination are exaggerating what's known about Iran's nuclear program as they duel over how best to deal with Tehran.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., say that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

The U.S. intelligence community, however, thinks that Iran halted an effort to build a nuclear warhead in mid-2003, and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, which is investigating the program, has found no evidence to date of an active Iranian nuclear-weapons project.
Don't expect to see him interviewed by Wolf Blitzer or Anderson Cooper or Tim Russert or Keith Olbermann. The one and only time I saw Landay on TV, it was with Bill Moyers. The others would rather interview spinmeisters with an ax to grind. Typically a war ax that they're sharpening.

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