By Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of its Opportunity 08 Project (THE WASHINGTON POST, 25/08/07):
How can one gather and assess information about Iraq — collected on a trip or from any other source? Information from a war zone is difficult to attain and interpretation is open to many views.
Unfortunately, much of the blogosphere and other media outlets have emphasized the wrong question, challenging the integrity of anyone who dares to express politically incorrect views about Iraq. Last week, Jonathan Finer criticized on this page [» Green Zone Blinders,» Aug. 18] a New York Times essay that Ken Pollack and I wrote, as well as the comments of several senators, for claiming too much insight based on short trips to Iraq.… Seguir leyendo »