Thursday, February 19, 2004

Here's an interview with Alain Hertoghe, the French journalist from the Catholic paper La Croix who was fired for writing a book saying that the mainstream French (and, by implication, Continental) press had so many anti-American prejudices regarding the Iraq war that they failed to report the story correctly. This is well worth a read.

You also ought to check out this article from Insight debunking some common lies told about George Bush and his family. Give it a look. (From Front Page.)

Eursoc got a link from Andrew Sullivan for this piece about the division in the EU between France and Germany, and everybody else. Good post. Check it out.

Here's Dorothy Rabinowitz from the Wall Street Journal tearing into the History Channel for airing a British documentary that says that Lyndon Johnson had John Kennedy and seven other people killed. This, of course, is utterly insane and a complete contradiction of any actual fact regarding the Kennedy assassination.

By the way, anyone wondering what really happened on November 22, 1963, should read Case Closed by Gerald Posner, which conclusively demonstrates that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman who fired three shots from the Texas School Book Depository. Should you be curious about the other famous assassination of the 1960s, read Posner's Killing the Dream, which concludes that James Earl Ray, a Missouri peckerwood cracker hillbilly redneck dirt-poor barely-literate white-trash loser jailbird felon common criminal, shot Martin Luther King. Ray, however, probably had the help of at least one of his brothers and perhaps other people. Posner does not implicate the government or the law in any way; he does speculate that there was a rumor in American prisons during the 1960s that some Southern racist businessman had put a bounty on King's head, and that this just might be a true story; it would explain Ray's access to ready cash and his travels across the United States in the weeks before the assassination--and his travels around the world afterward. Remember, they caught up with him in London.

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