May 29, 2008

McCaffrey Rips Times for "Dishonorable" Innuendo

The lefty blogosphere and some of the more unhinged Democrats in Congress have worked themselves into a lather over claims made in a New York Times article, Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand, which claimed that the Department of Defense was using retired military officers hired by news agencies as military analysts to spread propaganda.

The most "ethical Congress everTM," never missing a chance to launch a politically-charged investigation if it could somehow be blamed on the military or Republicans, sent letters to some of the military analysts, essentially asking them if they were shills for the Administration.

General Barry R. McCaffrey (ret.) responded in no uncertain terms.

Here's a taste:

If you want to read the rest, Michael Yon has the exclusive.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 29, 2008 05:48 PM

Nothing that the paper that ran the "General Betray Us" ad does surprises me any more.

It's almost like they WANT their circulation to drop right through the floor.

Posted by: C-C-G at May 29, 2008 06:52 PM

Normally the West Point program is only 4 years. Gen. McCaffery means that he was a 17 year old cadet, while West Point subsidized the NY Times by purchasing copies of the paper for Cadets.

Posted by: Don Meaker at June 2, 2008 08:29 PM