Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Betsy Newmark Calls Out Thomas Ricks

He passes off a casual conversation (are we sure this even existed?) with "military analysts" as military fact while on Howard Kurtz's show. Then he semi-retracts it with Hugh Hewitt. No big deal....except that he accuses the Israelis of purposefully letting bombs fall on their own people:

One of the things that is going on, according to some U.S. military analysts, is that Israel purposely has left pockets of Hezbollah rockets in Lebanon, because as long as they're being rocketed, they can continue to have a sort of moral equivalency in their operations in Lebanon.

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