current events, politics

Sixteen words

Christopher Hitchens (one of the panel members in the Orwell post below) “debunks”:http://www.slate.com/id/2139609/ one of the most persistent myths remaining from the runup to war in Iraq. (via “Instapundit”:http://instapundit.com/archives/029633.php) The evidence *still* points to the fact that Saddam sought yellowcake from Niger. Of course, the world’s various intelligence services have been saying so all along, which makes the Bush administration’s failure to defend itself on this point even more inexplicable.

Some more info and background on the “sixteen words” “here”:http://www.factcheck.org/article222.html [factcheck.org].

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