Thursday, January 12, 2017

Patrick Cockburn — The Dodgy Trump Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam's WMDs

Patrick Cockburn has high credibility and he is very careful in his reporting.

The Independent (UK)
The dodgy Donald Trump dossier reminds me of the row over Saddam Hussein and his fictitious weapons of mass destruction
Patrick Cockburn


Bob said...

Saddam having WMDs could be seen as bad. But Russian hacking, revealing corruption in the DNC and elsewhere, is necessary exposure. Whistle-blowers used to be valued and respected. They used to be feared. Now they are despised.

Noah Way said...

You've bought into two lies. There is no proof of Russian hacking, and Saddam didn't have WMDs.

To qualify the latter, Saddam did have ansenal of chemical weapons that Reagan and Rumsfled gave him to use against Iran as punishment for throwing out our CIA installed despot (technically not interference in an election, but a similar result). But those weapons were completely destroyed in the First Gulf War - we knew exactly what he had and where it was because we gave it to him. Long before the Second Gulf War there was nothing left.

To you other point, sunlight is indeed the best disinfectant. I say throw open the records of the CIA for public scrutiny.

Bob said...

Whoa, I don't believe what was claimed back then and what is being claimed now. Whoever hacked the DNC deserve the American public's gratitude.