Coming as it does after years of promoting Judith Miller and other liars on their front page - which some have seen as either craven kowtowing to the power elites or else burying their heads in the sand - the editors of the New York Times seem to have thrown caution to the wind and published a scathing article critical of this sitting president's conduct of the Iraq occupation, and specifically how his administration - and Donald Rumsfeld in particular - using the very generals various news programs call upon to give unbiased, professional military commentary - attempted to mold public perceptions about the situation on the ground in Iraq with what can only be characterized as no less than an illegal PsyOps against the American people. In other words, brainwashing by the Pentagon.
Given the track record of the entire mainstream media and its (choose one) naive, cynical or manipulative reporting (or lack) of the Long War, I am moved to ask the following:
Q: Are the Bilderbergs actually beginning to think that this engineered recession might not be such a good idea after all, and looked the other way as the NYT published this article? or,
Q: Is the NYT becoming a real newspaper again, and published this article despite the Bilderbergs?
Q: Are the Cowboys beginning to lose ground to the Yankees in the war for the Republic? (1) (2) (3)
Q: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Q: Will the Chicago Cubs take the pennant this year, or will they wimp out and blame it on the start of WWIII?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Thanks and a tip 'o the hat to Chris Locke
Update: PDF of a transcript of one of Rumsfeld's meeting with his pet media generals is here.
Update: Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper yesterday talked about the travel plans of the Bush administration lawyers who wrote the Guantanamo torture memos,
"Haynes, Feith, Yoo, Bybee, Gonzalez and - at the apex - Addington, should never travel outside the US, except perhaps to Saudi Arabia and Israel. They broke the law; they violated their professional ethical code. In future, some government may build the case necessary to prosecute them in a foreign court, or in an international court."