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Rumsfeld’s Critique


NRO has a new editorial up addressing Rumsfeld’s comments on the media. Key passage:

The media’s animosity [toward his remarks] tends to substantiate Rumsfeld’s critique. Rumsfeld’s speech wasn’t nearly as condemnatory as these reports imply. If anything, he was restrained: He granted the “good intentions of the people in the media”; he did not accuse them of having a political agenda; and he concluded simply by asking them “how history will judge [their reporting] some decades from now when Iraq’s path is settled.”

The historical judgment of a journalist’s work is, of course, not his primary concern. But the success or failure of our venture in Iraq is something in which all have a stake


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