Friday, January 28, 2005

Seymour Hersh: We've Been Taken Over By a Cult

Via Andrew Sullivan, a depressing take on Iraq.

Sullivan also links to a rebuttal by Max Boot that is filled with fact-checks like this:
In November 2001, he [Seymour Hersh] claimed that 16 AC-130 gunships participated in a raid (a "near disaster") on Mullah Mohammed Omar's compound in Afghanistan. There were only nine AC-130s in the entire region, and they are never used more than one or two at a time.
This proves nothing, but it's a very common style of argument among conservatives. It's like saying the revelation that documents published by Dan Rather were forged proves Bush didn't do anything wrong in the Air Reserves.

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