The AP finally catches on.
John Quiggen points out that part of the disconnect between the Iraq War revealed in the Lancet/Hopkins study and the Iraq War people think they know is that the American press does extremely little reporting on the air war in Iraq, even though US airstrikes are a constant feature of Iraqi life.
More than 20,000 people emailed Chris Wallace and demanded he ask Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this question today:
Prior to 9/11, you had eight months to respond to the al-Qaeda attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Why didn’t the Bush administration take action and put al-Qaeda out of business?
Last month, Fox’s Chris Wallace asked President Clinton why he didn’t respond to the Oct. 12, 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. He asked the question even though the “CIA and the FBI refused to certify that Bin Laden was responsible” until early 2001, which foreclosed the possibility of a full response during the Clinton administration.
Wallace claimed he asked the question of Clinton because “I got a lot of e-mail from viewers.”