Thursday, December 22, 2005

Damn, It Sucks When A Handy Urban Myth

Gets busted.

The story of the vicious leak that destroyed a valuable intelligence operation was first reported by a best-selling book, validated by the Sept. 11 commission and then repeated by the president.

But it appears to be an urban myth.

This old saw was used just last week when the administration was busy denouncing the leaking of the Presidents illegal spying in the US. It is just to good to drop, even when it is factually flawed.

It will be interesting to see if it continues to rolled out in talking points, or if it will now be retired.



Tim said...

As an English major and a voracious reader - and sometimes even a writer - I believe that The Truth is often proclaimed most coherently in works of fiction. Apparently, the Georgian Occupied Government subscribes to this theory as well.

John said...

I deeply fear you may be right

Deacon Tim said...

What next? That we went into Iraq based on credible evidence of WMD? Or that Karl Rove had no idea what Scooter was telling Novak? Or that the president is protecting civil liberties when he's spying on us? Surely those are not urban myths as well?