The Post also sticks to the up-is-down claim that Wilson’s trip to Niger supported rather than undermined the Niger-uranium claim. That is a viewpoint that can only be maintained if you are willfully ignorant of the backstory to the Niger canard. Wilson’s report didn’t add a lot to what most in the intelligence community already thought about the pretended Niger story. But that was because it tended to confirm the reasons why most in the intelligence community didn’t find the story credible in the first place.
For whatever reason, the Post has chosen to throw in its lot with the flurry of mendacious rhetoric and the white-washed investigations, all of which amount to a grand pen and paper and word game truss barely holding together the body of official lies that is still governing the capital.
They’ve made their deal with power. They should justify it on those grounds rather than choosing to mislead their readers.
There’s not much else to say here, except that this seems to have gone beyond a deal with power now: neocons no longer control our foreign policy and it is not clear why Hiatt deems it necessary to continue to repeat neocon lies. But he does.
In other Kaplan news, Melinda Gates quit the Post board, presumably because she disapproves of the company’s for-profit college scam. Reader D writes in to report on the Post’s current subscription policies: they’re giving the Sunday paper away more or less for free.