by Matt Stoller, Sat Mar 18, 2006 at 11:44:37 AM EST
We're going to see a march up to war in Iran, because the Bushpublicans have nothing else going for them. That will be aided and abetted by the editorial board at the Warshington Post, who continues to lie in service to a reactionary agenda.
John Aravosis has the goods.
The Washington Post editorial board is intentionally shilling for the Bush administration in an effort to provoke war with Iran. It's what the Post did to help get us into the Iraq war, and now they're doing it again. What other possible excuse is there for the Post editorial board printing informtion they know to be false?
Here's what the Post claimed in today's editorial:In Iraq -- where American soldiers are dying from Iranian-supplied roadside bombs...
Powerful sentence. Only problem? It's not true.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told us this week that there is no evidence that Tehran is behind the road-side bombs in Iraq. None. Zero. Now sure, Bush and Rumsfeld claimed it was true earlier this week. But anyone who actually follows the news knows that the chairman was asked about this the day after and said he'd seen no proof whatsoever to back up the charge.
This is just completely inappropriate. I saw the documentary Street Fight recently, about a mayoral election in Neward, and it really just revealed how journalists simply act like cynical sycophants, afraid to veer from the conventional wisdom and point out that rampantly illegal actions were going on all over the place. And that's what these Washington Post editorial board members behave like: cynical sycophants.
So here's a goddamned simple message.
War is a big deal. It shouldn't be based on lies. Again.