Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Meet the New Doubts, Same as the Old Doubts.

The Beeb is reporting new doubts about the intelligence leading to the war in Iraq.

It seems to me that they are the same old doubts resurfacing: deliberate misuse of intelligence by heads of government, complicity by the intelligence agencies involved, and a lapdog media too afraid of losing access to actually do its job. Haven't we heard them all before?

I mean, OK, sure... thanks, BBC, for reporting that there are problems with the intelligence. Thanks, intelligence officials, for stepping forward and saying that Tony Blair was making unjustified assertions about the quality of intelligence that you provided. Thank you, opposition leaders, for actually acting like the opposition party.

But where the hell were you 5 years ago?


Chris said...

Too little, too late. I'm sure this will be of great solace to the people whose lives were shattered as a result of this bogus misadventure.

Johnny Yen said...

That'll be great-- that they'll dissent only when it's safe to.

deadspot said...

I liked the way the BBC talked about the media's failing to ask the tough questions without actually acknowledging that they are, in fact, part of the media and that they also failed to ask the tough questions.