Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Less You Know: War Made Easy

Some have taken me to task for having made assumptions in being entirely unsurprised by the NYT story this past weekend that so-called “military experts” — delightfully referred to in Pentagon milspeak as “message force multipliers” — were in the pocket of weapons contractors while at the same time spinning the war for the Bush administration. Herewith is a repost from last month of the film adaptation of media critic Norman Soloman’s 2005 book “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” The final piece of the puzzle provided by the NYT was inevitable and the one that most naturally fit — not really much of an assumption after all.