"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Deja vu

"IAEA complains of 'outrageous' inaccuracies in Iran report to House Intelligence Committee"

International Hearld Tribune

"UN criticises 'erroneous' US report on Iran"

The Irish Times

and the Irish Times does the unthinkable, employs historical perspective:

"It is a subject Dr Blix knows all too well from his experience as the chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq three years ago, when his advice that more time was needed to assess whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was disregarded by the coalition led by the United States. As he put it yesterday: "The world was told that the invasion would lead to the 'moment of truth'. It did, and the truth was that there were no weapons of mass destruction!"
His remarks remain extraordinarily apposite as the world faces into a similar crisis over Iran's nuclear programme."

The Irish Times

Though these infrequent lapses in compliance make the liberal press what it is today.

Just take a look at almost ever other report on Iran's nuclear program for the last year.

"...for the mainstream media every fresh deception should be judged on its own merits, in isolation from economics, politics, history, and simple common sense."

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