Thursday, August 30, 2007


Thank goodness someone cares. It will be most interesting to compare next week's report with the one leaked to the Washington Post.  And to compare the Post's report with the strategy assessment next month. It's rapidly approaching the point (or, perhaps, we're already there) where it's impossible to trust anything we hear out of Washington.  Has this truth/lies rift always been around?  Am I just becoming more cynical in my old age? There was, after all, Watergate and Deep Throat.  Thank goodness for the whistleblowers who care...

Fortunately there are still a few people in the U.S. government who want Americans to hear the truth

A draft of a GAO report on progress in Iraq has been leaked to the Washington Post, because an unidentified government official "feared that its pessimistic conclusions would be watered down in the final version -- as some officials have said happened with security judgments in this month's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq": "Iraq has failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to [...]

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