January 26, 2005

How bad are things?

This bad.

Via Democracy Now.

Posted by Magpie at January 26, 2005 07:45 PM | Iraq | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |

Seymour Hersh is a jewel, and we're lucky to have him. It's too bad he qualifies his reportage as "writing an alternative history." I understand, in context, he is referring to his reportage as an alternative to the fully spun palaver the administration issues as "history." But his utterance could be so easily be taken out of context by any tool seeking to criticize the reality-based nature of his writing.

I only hope that he is correct that some future historian will be able to accurately record our nation's leadership during these years for the psychotic mess we know it to be.

David, Seattle

Posted by: tres_arboles at January 27, 2005 08:58 AM

Shoot it. I hate to do this after-the-fact because now it will seem like lame-ass self-promotion. But I just starting my own fledgling weblog at: http://threetreejournal.blogspot.com.

I hope Pacificviews readers will take a look but I warn you it's not entirely political, yet.

David, Seattle

Posted by: tres_arboles at January 27, 2005 09:01 AM

Glad you found that transcript, DN doesn't always provide them for their shows, but this was a particularly important interview. I heard most of it in the car last night heading home, and the line that stuck with me most was, I gave them a good boy. And they sent me back a murderer. That was spoken by the mother of one of the My Lai massacre participants.

If you're reading this and you hadn't gotten a chance to hear the interview, go read the whole thing. Also, in the Seattle area, you can get Democracy Now at 5 pm on 91.3 FM, KBCS.

Posted by: natasha at January 27, 2005 09:36 AM