Today’s quote – “Does the Pope shit in the woods?!” category

Inspector at Pentagon Says Report Was Flawed

Donald M. Horstman, the Pentagon’s deputy inspector general for policy and oversight, said in a memorandum released on Tuesday that the report was so riddled with flaws and inaccuracies that none of its conclusions could be relied upon. In addition to repudiating its own report, the inspector general’s office took the additional step of removing the report from its Web site.

Donald M. Horstman, the Pentagon’s deputy inspector general for policy and oversight, said in a memorandum released on Tuesday that the report was so riddled with flaws and inaccuracies that none of its conclusions could be relied upon. In addition to repudiating its own report, the inspector general’s office took the additional step of removing the report from its Web site.

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Another very important part of this story is the networks’ refusal to even mention their complicity here from the point of the original NY Times story being published and continuing on through until the present.  How fucking ironic and tragic that the Pentagon/ DoD has the wherewithall to self-correct on this propaganda project while the networks have not yet displayed any ethical consideration or reflection.  Just two or three weeks ago, Barstow who reported on this matter won a Pulitzer for that reporting and the networks, while covering other winners, either didn’t even mention Barstow’s award or gave no hint as to what it was for.

Update: TPM adds the following –

We’ve now taken a look at the memo issued yesterday by the Pentagon IG’s office, announcing that the report has been withdrawn.

And it reveals that the report’s authors — who don’t have subpoena power — were prevented from reaching solid conclusions about the program because former top Pentagon officials who engineered the program wouldn’t talk.

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