Thursday, February 28, 2013


A Tiny Revolution blows another hole in Woodward's reputation:
Lots of people are making fun of Woodward for his belief that it would have been a terrible disaster if budget cuts had prevented Bush from invading Iraq. But let's also take the time to make fun of him for believing it would have been awful if Clinton hadn't bombed Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters.

The attack to which Woodward was referring took place in June, 1993, and was in retaliation for Iraq's attempt to assassinate George H.W. Bush in Kuwait the previous April. Six to eight civilians were killed, including the Iraqi painter Layla Al-Attar.

But here's the thing: after we conquered Iraq and captured the files at its (previously bombed) intelligence headquarters, we found no evidence of any kind that this Iraqi plot to kill Bush, Sr. had ever existed. This was reported in 2008 by Newsweek, when Newsweek was still owned by the Washington Post Company, which also employs...Bob Woodward. I assume the Washington Post had a subscription.


Ken Hoop said...

Parry and other honest, and in retrospect correct, lefties are tossed out of mainstream journalism
and charlatans like Woodward are still featured. We need a literary revolution too.

Steve J. said...


"The Hippies" are still a threat to American conservatives.