Just like during the lead-up to the war against Iraq in 2003, the New York Times has lent itself to push for a war against Iran. In 2003, the hoax of Iraqi WMD was pushed as the justification for war; in 2011, the same justification is being used to push for a war against Iran. In 2003, Judith Miller played the ignominious role of hyping Iraqi WMD; in 2011, it is David Sanger who is the lead Iran-WMD-hyper. No matter how flimsy the evidence, and no matter about its dubious provenance, it is all acceptable fodder for Sanger and his editors at the NYT. Launching an attack against Iran has been a constant drumbeat by the Israel Lobby in the US and Europe, and the NYT together with Fox News play a leading role of pushing this agenda.

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  1. shinichi Post author

    Judith Miller, who resigned her 28-year career with the New York Times on November 9, 2005, after two weeks of negotiations, “has taken a job with the friends of ‘greater economic choice and individual responsibility'” at the right-wing think tank Manhattan Institute, New York Magazine reported September 6, 2007. Miller is an “adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute” and a contributing editor of its online publication, City Journal.

    Miller played a key role in promoting both U.S. wars against Iraq.
    In 2004 it was revealed that she was one of the reporters informed by a White House official that Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent.


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