Freitag, September 01, 2006

The silence is deafening...

So, two further data points to ponder.

First of all this Washington Post editorial underscores why it is increasingly the newspaper of mention and not the regrettable New York Times.

The key is in the last paragraph, and needs to be trumpeted from the towers with the same strength as the original allegations were trumpeted to the public.

To qutoe:

Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.

It is unfortunate that so many took him seriously? Unfortunate? It should be a topic of partisan shame. Will the pundits now denounce and state their regrets?

The silence is deafening.

Second, as if no one has noticed that Iran is pursuing a nuclear program that is aimed at developing nuclear weapons - and anyone denying this is either a useful idiot or is intellectually not the sharpest knife in the drawer - this should make it clear that their program is anything like what they say it is.

So where are the news media and where are the pundits?

The silence is deafening.

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