Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, September 22, 2003
Hecht Call Confirmed
Philanthropist Thomas Hecht has now confirmed that he placed a call to Wesley Clark urging him to connect the 9/11 attacks to Iraq, the same call which George Will and others have described as being a story made up by Clark. If you didn't want to wait for the media to confirm this story, you could have read it here two weeks before it was published in the media, when I suggested that the call came either from Hecht or his associate Dr Frederick Krantz. Although the report linked above tries to claim a conflict between Clark's version of the call and Hecht's, the conflict is not really with what Clark said, but with misquotations or out of context quotations of Clark's statements. In fact the only substantive difference between Clark's account and Hecht's is that Clark says the call was placed on 9/11. Hecht says it was placed on the 12th or 13th. (Even those statements could possibly be consistent since Hecht lives in a later time zone than Clark. More likely, one or the other simply has a faulty memory.)