Dan Froomkin analyzes this weekends leaks. The entire analysis is worth a read–for those who don’t want to get fooled again:
>The administration finally unveiled its case this weekend, first in coordinated and anonymous leaks to a trusting New York Times reporter, then in an extraordinarily secretive military briefing at which no one would speak on the record, journalists weren’t allowed to photograph the so-called evidence, and nothing even remotely like proof of direct Iranian government involvement was presented.
The result: The White House got the headlines it wanted.
But there is plenty of reason for reporters to be suspicious of the administration’s claims.
And looking at the big picture, one can’t help but wonder: Is this deja vu all over again? Is the Bush admininistration once again building a faulty case for war, this time against Iran? And is the press going along for the ride?