In this article from the NY Times a few days ago, Manhattan Skyscraper Linked to Iran Can Be Seized by U.S., Jury Finds, was an absolutely shocking sentence: It asserted that Iran sponsored or was responsible for the 9/11 attack. For days, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. “Is this like Iraq in 2002-2003 with Judith Miller et al?” I ask myself… Even in real estate articles! Scary stuff.
So finally today I decide to get if off my chest here. But as I look up the article to get the exact quote... It’s been “corrected”! They changed "sponsored" to "some culpability". But really the “correction" just makes it more insidious.
Why such a big lie in the first place? Isn’t this how the Iraq invasion was enabled? Recall 70% of Americans believed Saddam was responsible for 9/11... In late 2003!
Let’s hope this time around it ends differently.