The White House's accusations (read: propaganda) against Iran have been pretty hard to follow: On one hand you have the White House disseminating
February 15, 2007

tds-iran-quds.jpgThe White House's accusations (read: propaganda) against Iran have been pretty hard to follow: On one hand you have the White House disseminating (and the press dutifully reciting) accusations that the Iranian government is officially conducting operations against US troops in Iran. On the other, you have General Pace explicitly disavowing those accusations. After unsuccessfully sorting through the contradictory claims, Stewart finds himself doing something he never thought he would...

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"I can't believe I'm gonna ask this: Mr. President, could you clarify this please?"

The White House talking point that I've heard advanced by Bush, Gates and Snow -- what's worse...that the Iranian government does know or that they don't know? -- is mind-bogglingly stupid. Pace really put the progaganda deparment in crisis-mode with his candor and they're now trying to have it both ways. It's nice to see some of the press starting to reclaim its purpose as skeptical inquisitor.

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