Friday, July 15, 2005
Gibberish from the President - And Judith Miller deserves neither accolade nor sympathy
Shed no tears for Judith Miller of the NY Times
Judith Miller serving time for staying mum about her source(s) related to the outing of Valerie Plame. Yes--in comfort.
I am among those who have no sympathy for Ms. Miller because of the damage done by her series of reports about Iraq's non-existent WMD. Reports for which her source was the Iraqi con man Ahmed Chalabi. The San Francisco Chronicle carried a report by Rosa Brooks on July 12, 2005, that described the impact of the basless reports. The NY Times is not blameless for publishing them. It did eventually offer a sort of mea culpa but it was more of a face saving gesture.
More on Judith Miller in the Asia Times online edition July 15, 2005.