Friday, November 27, 2009

Did they meet or did they not? That is the question

US military commander accuses the Economist--the best magazine there is, despite its political flaws and its constant use of the word "reckon"--of Iranian connection. "General Odierno claims that we were manipulated by the Iranians. Sadly for him, that is not true; we would not have run the story without the confirmation from the American source (and the corroboration of other Westerners present when the information was confirmed). Even so, we should plainly have given greater weight to the original denials of General Odierno and Mr Hill." (thanks Raed)