Wednesday, November 23, 2005
In the same manner as Goebbels, Michael Ledeen is an influential man. He says things and pushes things through the media and through channels in DC that 'get around'. In the 1970's he was a founder of JINSA, The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, which gave us the term "shock and awe" as a descriptor of the pain and misery being inflicted on the Iraqi people by the American military.
Ledeen posts as 'MLedeen' on Free Republic, a GOP website run by a fellow named Jim Robinson (see Ledeen's posting history on Free Republic). Two posts on Free Republic by Ledeen are indicative of the way he operates.
On September 11, 2001 at 6:26am PDT (9:26 EDT, or 24 minutes after the South Tower of WTC was hit and 9 minutes before the Pentagon was hit), Ledeen posted this on Free Republic:
11 posted on 09/11/2001 6:26:38 AM PDT by MLedeen
He never retracted or corrected his public lie.
On April 2, 2003, 13 days after the invasion of Iraq and one week before Baghdad was captured, Ledeen posted this on Free Republic:
i have been told there are wmd under the shrine of Ali, deep under ground. we'll see.
3 posted on 04/02/2003 7:10:02 AM PST by MLedeen
Again, another public lie never retracted.
Were Ledeen just another Free Republic poster, this disinformation wouldn't matter. As it is, Free Republic is seen and read by tens of thousands of people, many in the media and in official Washington. I suppose we should thank Ledeen for leaving a public record of his lies so we know what he's all about.
He is one of the ideological architects of the War on Terror, after all.
NINTH LESSON: When someone publicly worships Machiavelli, we can be reasonably certain that the public good is not part of their agenda.