White House Corrects The Old Gray Lady's Memory

Update: ( Tuesday, 5:00 PM CST) The GOP has just released a video titled, “Democrats, Dishonest on Iraq”… in their own words, of course. This is certain to be an instant classic!
You may view it HERE.
Disgusting! But, my word is it good!

My vote for best actor is Senator Jay Rockefeller, especially after his confession this weekend.

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It was Senator Teddy Kennedy Saturday morning, The Washington Post Sunday, Senator Carl Levin Monday, and today the correction goes to the New York Times for their shameful revisionist reporting.

And, to top it off, the White House has the nerve to bring up leftist icon, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin’s name in the briefing, as if he didn’t have enough to worry about.

From the White House

Setting the Record Straight: The New York Times Editorial on Pre-War Intelligence

The New York Times Editorial Says Foreign Intelligence Services Did Not Support American Intelligence. “Foreign intelligence services did not have full access to American intelligence. But some had dissenting opinions that were ignored or not shown to top American officials.” (Editorial, “Decoding Mr. Bush’s Denials,” The New York Times, 11/15/05)

But Even Foreign Governments That Opposed The Removal Of Saddam Hussein Judged That Iraq Had Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD).

* French Foreign Minister Dominique De Villepin: “Right Now, Our Attention Has To Be Focused As A Priority On The Biological And Chemical Domains. It Is There That Our Presumptions About Iraq Are The Most Significant. Regarding The Chemical Domain, We Have Evidence Of Its Capacity To Produce VX And Yperite. In The Biological Domain, The Evidence Suggests The Possible Possession Of Significant Stocks Of Anthrax And Botulism Toxin, And Possibly A Production Capability.” (United Nations Security Council, 4701st Meeting, New York, 2/5/03)

* German Ambassador To The United States Wolfgang Ischinger: “I Think All Of Our Governments Believe That Iraq Has Produced Weapons Of Mass Destruction And That We Have To Assume That They Still Have That They Continue To Have Weapons Of Mass Destruction. We Have Not Yet Seen Evidence Produced By The Inspectors.” (NBC’s “Today,” 2/26/03)

The New York Times Editorial Implies That Congress Was Presented With Incomplete And Manipulated Intelligence. “Congress had nothing close to the president’s access to intelligence. The National Intelligence Estimate presented to Congress a few days before the vote on war was sanitized to remove dissent and make conjecture seem like fact.” (Editorial, “Decoding Mr. Bush’s Denials,” The New York Times, 11/15/05)

But, The Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) Was Judged Not To Have Different Intelligence Than The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) Provided To Congress, Which Represented The Collective Opinion Of The Intelligence Community.

It looks like the White House is alternating from Senator to left-leaning revisionist media outlets. Surely, this is a sign that Karl Rove is at full tilt again. Odds on tomorrow? I say Harry Reid… 5-1!

Oh. and it is sad that the White House has to correct the left-leaning media outlets, very sad.

Oh, and while we are on the subject, Cyber Cossacks is spreading news of a protest at the New York Times this Friday. The protest is being organized by the United Ukrainian American Organizations of Greater New York and is aimed at the NYT’s silent reporting on the the 20th Century Ukrainian genocide. 12 million Ukrainians perished between 1921 and 1931.

The Anchoress has more on the selective memory of the New York Times.

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