It's Hard To Imagine

Glenn Greenwald takes Michael Gordon of the NYTimes to task for, in Glenn's words:

uncritically recit[ing] the U.S. military's accusations against the Iranian government, and/or (2) offer[ing] assertions from Gordon himself designed to bolster those accusations. . . . I defy anyone to scour Gordon's article and point to a single difference, large or small, between its content and what a Camp Victory Press Release on this topic would say.

I take Glenn's point, but I was struck by this quote from the military spokesman:

When he was asked if Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei could be unaware of the activity, General Bergner said "that would be hard to imagine."

Hard to imagine? Perhaps. But does Gordon or anyone in the Media think it is possible to "imagine" this was true?

George W. Bush [told] . . . the American people in a speech . . . that the [Abu Ghraib] scandal was the work of "a few American troops who dishonored our country."

From WMD to Cheney's involvement in leaking the identity of a CIA operative to warrantless eavedropping to torture, the Bush Administration has a long track record of not telling the truth.

What is hard to imagine is taking at face value any statement from any part of the Bush Administration. And unfortunately, that includes military spokespersons.

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    I have never trusted military spokespersons (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 11:09:35 AM EST
    to have an opinion that was of great value to the rest of the American population where potential war is concerned.  The military doesn't exactly train peace activists.  They train to fight and win and under ethical presidents are only used when danger arises and requires fighting.  I hate this semi-rockstar/scholar status that the Bush Administration places upon military spokesperson words and nobody needs to be joining the Bush Administration and perpetuating the reality distortion.  What happened to the days when the military's word was the pitbull's opinion and we didn't ask for it until we had no choice in matters and needed to speak with the pitbull?  Did anyone from North Korea fire across the
    DMZ yesterday?  It happens all the time but I suppose nobody is going to ask the pitbull about that because the White House doesn't want to bomb North Korea.

    Hard to imagine (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 11:58:48 AM EST
    taking at face value any statement from any part of the Bush Administration?

    Look at this photo of Bush.

    Then watch this video: Iraq: The Death of Reason addresses just war theory, Abu Ghraib torture, depleted uranium, the deceptions sold to the American public by the Bush administration, false flag operations, war profiteers and calls the Christian church to reconsider their position, since prior to invasion 79% of evangelicals supported military action.

    The Bush/Cheney admins in a nutshell ... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Ellie on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 03:32:09 PM EST
    Wow, the action-cap says it all. Get Cheney! Some media experts say the camera adds weight, not just physical weight. Some visual media add the psychic "weight" of revelation, magnifying inherent qualities outside the control of the subject's interplay (willful or accidental) with the camera. No wonder so many people(s) believe that photographic media steal the soul.