Tuesday, February 13, 2007

More Dishonest 'Reporting' From the AP

It's the headline and the lead paragraph that get the message out. The folks at the Associated Press know this as well as anyone.

From the headline and beginning of this story it appears that General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in open mutiny against civilian authority:
U.S. general: No evidence Iran is arming Iraqis
Pace contradicts claims by other U.S. military, administration officials

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A top U.S. general said Tuesday there was no evidence the Iranian government was supplying Iraqi insurgents with highly lethal roadside bombs, apparently contradicting claims by other U.S. military and administration officials.
Wow. But what did Pace really say?
“That does not translate that the Iranian government per se, for sure, is directly involved in doing this,” Pace told reporters in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. “What it does say is that things made in Iran are being used in Iraq to kill coalition soldiers.”
The AP editorialist (masquerading as a reporter) goes on to say:
His remarks might raise questions on the credibility of the claims of high-level Iranian involvement, especially following the faulty U.S. intelligence that was used to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Perhaps the AP hack is referring to this sort of faulty intelligence?