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August 10, 2003

by V

Washington Post divided against itself

Via Oliver Willis: The Washington Post's front page article today on the Iraq run-up ("Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence") lists plenty of disconnects between what the administration claimed and what it had evidence for.

The article is an interesting contrast to the WP editorial board's haughty sniffing today ("Mr. Gore's Blurred View") about Gore's claim that people somehow got false impressions about the case for war.

They say he's being insulting; their own reporting suggests he's merely being accurate.

Atrios notes that this kind of disconnect is par for the course at the Wall Street Journal; maybe the WaPo is backsliding into a similar unreality.
Posted by V at August 10, 2003 1:23 PM

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