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Michael Ledeen flies down the Memory Hole and Comes Out Smelling Like A Rose

Nice rundown on Michael Ledeen’s “down the memory hole” trip to discovering he had in fact, always opposed the Iraq war! The neocon rats are fast abandoning this sinking ship.

Michael Ledeen: The Best There Ever Was

Much of the blurghosphere is gaping in slack-jawed amazement at Michael Ledeen this afternoon. And rightfully so. Others in the right-wing’s core of frothing foreign policy lunatics are spectacular liars, landing the equivalent of double and triple axels with ease. But Ledeen has flown far beyond what anyone had dreamed possible for human beings. Behold, the nonuple axel of lying:

I do not feel “remorseful,” since I had and have no involvement with our Iraq policy. I opposed the military invasion of Iraq before it took place and I advocated—as I still do—support for political revolution in Iran as the logical and necessary first step in the war against the terror masters.

WOW. Let’s rewind the tape and watch that one again in slow motion.

More at: A Tiny Revolution

Neo Culpa Vanity Fair article that sent Ledeen diving down the memory hole

Namebase entry: Michael Ledeen
Michael A. Ledeen, Freedom Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Michael A. Ledeen profile on Rightweb
Michael Ledeen at Sourcewatch, Center for Media and Democracy
Michael Ledeen (wikipedia)
The Power of Nightmares: Film-maker Adam Curtis Uncovers the Truth (and Lies) About Terrorism. This BBC three-part series features some interesting interview clips with Ledeen.

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2 February, 2007 Posted by | 1984, agents of influence, Alice in Wonderland, Ambrosiano, American Enterprise Institute, BBC, Bush, capitalism, conservatism, covert operations, freemasonry, Gladio, intelligence, Iran-Contra, Israel, media, memory hole, national security, neoconservative, news, Orwell, P2, politics, scanlyze, stay-behinds, war, weird | Leave a comment

Scanlyze response to ‘Army Suspends two NYT journalists’ on ‘Conservative Thoughts’

Conservative Thoughts has a bit on two journalists associated with the New York Times who have been “suspended” by the US Army for their reporting from Iraq:

Army Suspends two NYT journalists

My response to CT:

So the New York Times shouldn’t post any picture or video of someone dying? Only happy news, then?

Or is the issue that they showed an American soldier dying?

This war, which has cost the lives of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, is supposed to be covered without ever showing anyone dying?

This family should be a LOT more angry with George W. Bush and the US Congress who wrongfully sent their son to be killed in an illegal aggressive war on the basis of lies, lies, propaganda, and more lies. Waging an aggressive war was one of the four main categories of charges at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II for which the Nazi leaders were imprisoned, or in most cases, executed.

Images of dying soldier renew war coverage debate Houston Chronicle, January 31, 2007
Marjorie Cohen Aggressive War: Supreme International Crime Truthout

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1 February, 2007 Posted by | Army, Bush, censorship, conservatism, customary law, freedom of the press, international law, Iraq, journalism, law, law of nations, media, military, national security, New York Times, repression, scanlyze, war, war crimes, WWII | 1 Comment