Friday, June 09, 2006


Haditha - The Dan Rather Effect

From the beginning of the Haditha story I've had my doubts. Primarily of "timing" - that this had already been a story covered by Time, but only 'rehashed' after the Bush Administration began it's "Bang of a Summer". Secondly, well, the story itself stinks and has too many "what the &%$!" moments in it to not have more to the story.

Sweetness and Light has been uncovering all the descrepancies in the story for a while now.

Using S&L findings, American Thinker's Clarice Feldman - an attorney - has created a summary, of what we know so far.

"Evidence accumulates of a hoax in Haditha. The weblog Sweetness & Light has done an estimable service gathering together the articles which cast substantial doubt on the charge of a massacre of civilians at Haditha . Because the blog is too busy gathering and fisking the news, I offered and the publisher accepted my offer to put what he has uncovered in a narrative form.

Having done so, I can tell you that the story has a whiff of yet another mediagenic scandal like the TANG memos or the Plame “outing.” While the Marines quite correctly will not comment on the case pending the outcome of their investigation, I am not bound by those rules, and I will sum up the story for you."

Give it a read.

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