Propaganda To Legitimize an Iran Strike In the NYT

The New York Times is printing mysteriously unsourced statements about the fearsome evil of Iran — specifically, Michael R Gordon is passing on rumors from “civilian and military officials from a broad range of government agencies.” Via the Huffington Post, we look back on Michael R. Gordon’s previous work for the NYT — turn the clock back to September 8, 2002:

“More than a decade after Saddam Hussein agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction, Iraq has stepped up its quest for nuclear weapons and has embarked on a worldwide hunt for materials to make an atomic bomb, Bush administrations officials said today. In the last 14 months, Iraq has sought to buy thousands of specially designed aluminum tubes, which American officials believe were intended as components of centrifuges to enrich uranium.”

Ah, those aluminum tubes.