OUR GIRL IN D.C. IS GEARING UP FOR A BIG SPEECH THIS MORNING AND THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS HOW MANY ATTEMPTS AT FIXING IT WILL FOLLOW?
BARRY O TOLD A STORY SUNDAY NIGHT.
AND EVER SINCE IT'S BEEN ONE BAD REVIEW AFTER ANOTHER.
THE REVIEWS FROM SUNDAY'S DISASTER ARE STILL COMING IN. LIKE THIS ONE:
Between the US counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan, not telling the truth about this bin Laden death and the UN human rights head demanding from the US details of the bin Laden death, the official story is being changed.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay wants "precise facts surrounding his killing" made public to ensure it adhered to international law.
"The White House suggested that pictures of bin Laden’s body were too 'gruesome' to be made public due to risk of them being 'inflammatory," reported Gordon Rayner and Toby Harnden in Washington for the Telegraph.
"The about-turn left the US open to accusations of a cover-up."
Human rights workers expressed their belief that the Bin Laden death announcement was cover-up propaganda, more of the same 911 cover-up that the nation has faced almost ten years.
OR THIS ONE:
The White House on Wednesday declined to shed more light on the special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden, a day after it was forced to correct explosive details of the undercover raid.
Adjustments to the story, which began to be told late on Sunday, have seen the narrative embroidered with corrections and new details and left a sheaf of unanswered questions.
On Wednesday, however, the White House and the Pentagon called a halt to the disclosures, saying operational techniques that might be used in future raids needed to be protected.
"We have gotten to the point where we cannot cross lines," said White House spokesman Jay Carney. "We've gone to the limit of our ability to do that and still maintain some of the things we need to maintain and be kept secret."
Factual errors concerning some of the most explosive details of the raid related by top officials on Monday had to be publicly fixed.
DID THIS CLAPTRAP EVEN DO OUT OF TOWN TRYOUTS?
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Carl Hulse (New York Times) reports, "Mr. Boehner said he had no recommendation on the size of the contingent that might remain or how long the troops should stay, but the military has been exploring the idea of a force of about 10,000, people briefed on the plan said. At the end of April, there were 47,000 American troops in Iraq."
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