Monday, February 11, 2008

5 years since Colin Powell's UN speech?

Times does fly. Greg Mitchell, editor of the newspaper trade journal Editor & Publisher reminds us that it's already the fifth anniversary of Colin Powell's persuasive speech to the UN about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Remember the image of George Tenet sitting behind him? Editor & Publisher's editor reminds newspaper editors this week that more than a dozen U.S. daily papers "signed on" to sell the war back in 2003.

How is it possible that the editor of a trade publication for the newspaper industry, and the news director for a small public radio station in New Mexico believed not one word of it?

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