Monday, October 25, 2004

The lie that won't go away

The "380 tons of lost high explosives" story, prominently figured all over the mainstream media as evidence that Bush is mismanaging the war in Iraq, has been misrepresented. From an NBC report:

"“April 10, 2003, only three weeks into the war, NBC News was embedded with troops from the Army's 101st Airborne as they temporarily take over the Al Qakaa weapons installation south of Baghdad. But these troops never found the nearly 380 tons of some of the most powerful conventional explosives, called HMX and RDX, which is now missing."

Not good enough for the New York Times, as Captain Ed observes. They're still running the original story as if it were true.

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