The Mainstream Misleaders.
Cindy Sheehan's eyes well with tears when she talks about her oldest son, Casey, an easygoing young man with a quiet wit.
Casey joined the Army in 2000, never imagining he would see combat. Five days after he arrived in Iraq last year, the 24-year-old was killed in Sadr City.
This truncated account is utterly dishonest. Casey Sheehan might not have anticipated combat when he joined the Army in 2000--although I assume anyone who joins the Army expects that he could be called upon to fight--but he most certainly did anticipate combat when he re-enlisted in August 2003, after the Iraq war had begun. According to Sheehan's own account, Casey re-enlisted for the specific purpose of "protect[ing] his buddies" in Iraq. So Angela Brown's narrative, which omits any reference to Casey Sheehan's re-enlistment in the midst of the Iraq war, is highly misleading.
Of course there is a little flap emerging via the New York Times.
"Everyone empathizes with what the Israelis are facing," Ms. Rice said in an interview. But she added, "It cannot be Gaza only."
This elicits the following response:
On the day of the Times story, a commenter at LibertyPost.org posted this comment: "This just doesn't sound right, or like Dr Rice. . . . She doesn't screw up like this."
Indeed, it didn't . . . she doesn't . . .and in fact the Times made the quote up.
This story did some damage to Secretary Rice's reputation and standing. I recall a certain radio talk show host referring to Secretary Rice as "Condaleeze Reich" (that was Mr. #61). Could it be Mr. 61 that it came from the BS factory of the NYT?
Go to the links in the above quote and you will see what Secretary Rice said, how she said it, and the complete and full context.