pecial ops plan

3) A bunch of officers saying "containment is the way to go".

Hello. That just about covers the spectrum. Yes, these "leaks" have to be deliberate, if only to innoculate the truth. Now, if the actual plan comes out, it will be one of (five, six, seven) scenarios. Also, it puts all of us and the world on notice....gear up, mentally and otherwise. And, it puts the squeeze on the enemy. A no lose all the way around.

Saddams head is being twisted around, quite deliberately. Look for action this fall.

Posted by: Andrew X at July 29, 2002 08:25 PM

Thanks for the thoughtful thoughts, thoughtful people! ngly vague as to the *motivation* of people's leaks (which, when I was editing publications, I tried to hint at by forcing the writers to mention *why* a source did not want to be identified ... not that we did that every time, of course)....

Posted by: Matt Welch at July 30, 2002 12:45 AM

UPDATE: In today's press conference, Rumsfeld flatly denied that the leaks were part of a disinformation campaign on the part of the Pentagon.

Posted by: Jason at July 30, 2002 12:32 PM

Howard Kurtz addresses this topic in today's Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20283-2002Jul30.html

Ha'aretz reports on the French assessment of things:

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=188407&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0

Posted by: tm at July 30, 2002 02:24 PM

Slate's Jack Shafer has an analysis of these leaks:

http://slate.msn.com//?id=2068652&device=

Posted by: tm at July 30, 2002 06:47 PM
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