Subject: Michael O'Hanlon - An
Argument He Just Might Lose
Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institute appeared on “Hardball”
Monday to defend his
propaganda piece OpEd, “A War We Just Might Win”
which appeared in Monday’s New York Times.
O’Hanlon and the co-author of the article, Kenneth
Pollack, have been falsely labeled by much of the
media as being critical of the war in Iraq, when
in fact they have been two of the biggest cheerleaders
for the invasion and occupation from the beginning
— and like most Bushies they have been wrong
about almost everything. The OpEd, which contradicts
O’Hanlon’s own research, while acknowledging
that the political process has seen little success,
uses cherry picked data to give the false impression that
there is real progress being made militarily.
In this clip O’Hanlon squares off with Brian
Katulis from the Center For American Progress, who labeled
the article exactly what it is - propaganda.
Katulis does a fine job of exposing O’Hanlon, pointing out that
the surge has failed because it hasn’t brought
about the desired effect, which is a cohesive and functioning
Iraqi government.sure would.
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