Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Freudian Slip?

Well, it's good to be back. I was away for vacation in London for a four-day weekend, during which time my cell phone got no reception and no working internet. Hence the no-posts-for-6-days thing. The communications blackout was actually quite peaceful. I recommend trying it sometime.

In any case, I arrived back in New York today to hear about this IAEA report on disturbing aspects of Iran's nuclear program. Now, some will point out that all of this hyping the Iranian WMD threat bears eerie resemblance to the buildup to the Iraq War. Today's story in the International Herald Tribune did nothing whatsoever to assuage those concerns when, in the headline, it referred by mistake to the IRAQI nuclear program.

Of course, the IHT is the sister paper of the New York Times, which we might recall was instrumental in building the case for war in its Judith Miller stories. So was this gaffe a simple mistake... or something far more sinister? Stay tuned...

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