The Jayson Blair Syndrome
On October 26, the Washington Post published a story by Barton Gellman titled Search in Iraq Fails to Find Nuclear Threat, claiming that no evidence of a nuclear program had been found by inspectors in Iraq. Gellman attributed this conclusion largely to Australian Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Meekin, described as the “commander of the largest of a half-dozen units” that report to CIA representative David Kay.
But according to these letters from David Kay and Stephen Meekin published in the WaPo today, Gellman’s report was dishonest to its core: Your story gives the false impression… (Hat tip: LesLein.)