Whiskey Bar: Saladin’s Revenge

My impression of the Pentagon’s reaction to the New Yorker articles about the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib to be a case of, “It’s not true, and even if it were, it’s not accurate.” billmon breaks it down in detail:

Whiskey Bar: Saladin’s Revenge:
“Meanwhile, I wanted to call your attention to the press statement the Pentagon released yesterday in response to Sy Hersh’s story. It’s an artful (if prolix) example of what in the Watergate era would have been called a ‘non-denial denial’ – that is, a statement carefully constructed so that it appears to deny a serious allegation, but without actually doing so.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.