Saturday, August 09, 2008

Suskind's transcript

While the media goes haywire with John Edwards sex life one has to wonder if they will have the same reaction to the following transcript release from author Ron Suskind:

A note to readers

I've decided to post a partial transcript of one of a number of taped conversations in which Rob Richer and I discussed, on the record, the Habbush letter. We discussed it many times through the spring of 2008.

Rob Richer received a copy of The Way of the World on Monday night, August 4, the day before publication. On Tuesday, he said he had read key portions of the book and was comfortable with what they contained. Later that day, though, he issued the following the statement:

"I never received direction from George Tenet or anyone else in my chain of command to fabricate a document from Habbash as outlined in Mr Suskind's book."

The conversation below took place in June 2008. As in all of our conversations, it shows Rob pressing to get at truth and embrace probity.

This posting is contrary to my practice across 25 years as a journalist. But the issues, in this matter, are simply too important to stand as discredited in any way.

--Ron Suskind

I'm guessing this will get the back burner and yawn that all the other whistle blowers receive. Just another disgruntled CIA employee, nothing to see here move along. This isn't shocking to many of us except that it is SHOCKING and CRIMINAL and every other negative that you can conjure. At least historians will asses the contents of The Way Word Works. Of course whether those historians will be American is another question. This should be the only story the media is concerned with, regardless of partisanship. What bigger story than impeachment and treason? Just keep saying to yourself - the Surge works, the Surge provides....political cover and media myths that is.

image: Christopher Hitchens Watch

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