But the far greater deceit involves the trip itself and the way it was represented -- both by Pollack/O'Hanlon as well as the excited media figures who touted its significance and meaning. From beginning to end, this trip was planned, shaped and controlled by the U.S. military -- a fact inexcusably concealed in both the Op-Ed itself and virtually every interview the two of them gave. With very few exceptions, what they saw was choreographed by the U.S. military and carefully selected for them.
On Pollack and O'Hanlon
William Kristol was on the Daily Show last night and, unsurprisingly, he referenced Pollack and O'Hanlon's op-ed about how great things are going in Iraq. Here, Glenn Greenwald explains how absurd and misleading the Pollack and O'Hanlon spectacle is.