Friends like these

Friendship can mislead us
When the New York Times admitted that its reporting on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction came from unsupported allegations, it did so not on page one, where all the dire predictions about WMDs had appeared, but on page ten. This is a quiet mea culpa.

Even after the invasion of Iraq, Times WMD “expert” Judith Miller continued to assure the American public that we were fighting this war in order to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. We now know that much of Miller’s misinformation was coming from allies of Ahmad Chalabi and from false reports confirmed by U.S. officials—the same sources.


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