Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Vetting the Exit Option

John Robb makes the intriguing suggestion that the "leaked" British Intelligence memo purporting to show that plans are being developed to draw down U.S. troop levels in Iraq in time for the midterm elections "may have been orchestrated as a way to defuse/confuse opposition to the war."

Certainly leaks are sometimes staged in order to see how the public will react to a certain idea. The suggestion that this so-called leak may be part of a concerted, transatlantic disinformation campaign aimed at domestic oppositions to the war is, however, a novel notion.