Friday, December 05, 2008

Media Swallows, Uncritically, Afghanistan Surge Propaganda

The Seminal

Shades Of WMD ...


Haven’t we learned our lesson?

On the front page of Monday’s New York Times appears this article on Afghanistan. Michael R. Gordon leads off with this falsehood in the 2nd paragraph:

Military experts agree that more troops are required to carry out an effective counterinsurgency campaign, but they also caution that the reinforcements are unlikely to lead to the sort of rapid turnaround that the so-called troop surge in Iraq produced after its start in 2007.

Military experts agree? They do? Who are these “military experts?” Because I can find a few who most certainly do not agree.

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