August 13, 2007

On Tom Ashbrook's radio program today, Brookings Institute "scholar" and "fierce war opponent" Michael O'Hanlon responds to a caller's question about Glenn Greenwald's column exposing his fraud of a trip to Iraq, organized and supervised entirely by the US Military.

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OHanlon: "Well, I don't have high regard for the kind of journalism that Mr. Greenwald has carried out here.

"I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time rebutting Mr. Greenwald because he's had frankly more time and more readership than he deserves."

These people just don't get it. If you ride the US Military "dog and pony show," of course there is going to be a semblance of "progress": You're traveling only to places pre-approved by the Pentagon -- with John McCain-esque military protection -- and meeting with commanders; not the Iraqi people. Try embedding yourself outside the Green Zone (ya know, 99.9% of Iraq) and tell me how well things are going.

Not too well, I see.

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