If you’re concerned about the way your government conducts wars in your name, you need to read this unbelievable piece about the First Gulf War.
Here’s why I believe it:
- I know and am proud to have worked with Leon Daniel. When he asks a question, it’s a good one, and he rarely stops until he gets a good answer.
- Patrick Sloyan, like Daniel, is a UPI vet with impeccable credentials — like a Pulitzer Prize from 1992, back when a story had to be true in order to win a Pulitzer.
- Why else would the U.S. Government take such pains to hide a war from its own people? From the SF Chronicle:
More than 150 reporters who participated in the Pentagon pool system failed to produce a single eyewitness account of the clash between 300,000 allied troops and an estimated 300,000 Iraqi troops. There was not one photograph, not a strip of film by pool members of a dead body — American or Iraqi.
Unbelievable. But not nearly unbelievable enough.