Friday, March 2, 2007
"Rice Names Critic of Iraq Policy to Counselor's Post" reads the headline in today's Washington Post article about Suckertary Rice naming Eliot Cohen to the post of State Department Counselor. Wow, is the Assministration bringing in a dissenter on the war? Not exactly, and that's what is misleading about the header. Dr. Cohen simply disagreed with not throwing more troops into Iraq sooner, not that it was a blunder to start the conflict in the first place. A neocon, he was "critical" of the speed with which the failed policy was implemented, not the preemptive war policy itself. WaPo: stop giving credit where it's not due.