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White House On Jerusalem Post’s Iran Story: ‘It’s Not Worth The Paper It’s Printed On’

By Faiz Shakir  

"White House On Jerusalem Post’s Iran Story: ‘It’s Not Worth The Paper It’s Printed On’"


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Reacting to this morning’s story in the Jerusalem Post claiming that Bush will attack Iran before the end of his term, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino told reporters that the article “is not worth the paper it’s printed on.”

Reporting shortly after the morning White House gaggle, CNN’s White House correspondent Ed Henry said:

A reporter pointed out to Dana Perino though that we heard these similar denials from the White House in the run-up to the war in Iraq. They insisted that diplomacy was the first option; military option was the last option. And wondering whether this is a replay, Dana Perino says it is not.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/05/henryiranpaper.320.240.flv]

In taking on NBC News yesterday and the Jerusalem Post today, Henry said, “There’s a broader fight going on — which is the White House against the media.”

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