Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Wild Speculation

The President, his press spokesman, and everyone else speaking for the administration responds to the Seymour Hirsh article about intensive planning for an attack on Iran as "wild speculation."

Those words reveal two things. They are, in a phrase coined during Watergate, a perfect example of a "non-denial denial." The President does not say the article is not accurate. Not at all. He only says that Hirsh is speculating. Given Hirsh's track record and the history of war mongering by this crowd, there is no reason to believe the speculation is not accurate.

Additionally, the fact that everyone in the Administration is using the same words to respond to the story is a clear indication that it strikes close to the truth and that the White House felt it necessary to frantically came up with that phrase to respond to the story.

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