Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Kissinger and Iraq II

The New York Times now seems to admit that it was wrong to report that Henry Kissinger opposes invasion of Iraq - as the Man Without Qualities pointed out a while ago (as well as many others). The Times still spins Mr. Kissinger's admittedly somewhat opaque writing in some unlikely ways, but does frankly admit:

The Aug. 16 article ... listed Mr. Kissinger incorrectly among Republicans who were warning outright against a war. ... The Times's Aug. 16 article was based in part on a syndicated opinion article published by Mr. Kissinger on Aug. 12 in The Washington Post and other newspapers. In it, he said that a war was justifiable.

Why does getting the Times to admit its transparent error have to resemble pulling teeth from a cat?


UPDATE: Best of the Web makes much the same point, with additional detail about how the Times is still missing many of Kissinger's points.

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