Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Before Pentagon blamed Newsweek, it didn't

From AFP, Probe of Koran abuse comes after one year of allegations:
Sat May 14, 2005 - Amid the violence, military commanders in Afghanistan and the region were carefully tending their relationships in the area, Pentagon officials said.

But they suggested that the violent protests were less a spontaneous upheaval over the allegations than a calculated campaign by an organized opposition.

"The nature of where these things occurred, how quickly they occurred, the nature of individuals who were involved in it, suggest that they may be organized events that are using this alleged allegation as a pretext for activity that was already planned," said the Pentagon spokesman Lawrence DiRita.

Now, cut forward two days, quoting from the WashPost, Newsweek says Koran desecration report is wrong
Mon 16, 2005 - Newsweek reported that Pentagon spokesman Lawrence DiRita reacted angrily when the magazine asked about the source's continued assertion that he had read about the Koran incident in an investigative report. "People are dead because of what this son of a bitch said. How could he be credible now?" DiRita told Newsweek.

If I recall, Rove et. al. had a name for this sort of consistancy...

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