Sunday, April 18, 2010

Deceptive Headline of the Week

I know it is early but:

Gates Says U.S. Lacks Policy to Curb Iran’s Nuclear Drive

The problem is that the memo SecDef Gates wrote was in January as part of a process to figure out how to deal with the problem of Iran's nuclear weapons program.  That Gates wrote a memo criticizing where the US stood at the time is a sign of a healthy policy process, especially given how difficult this problem is.  If the Iran nuclear issue had an easy solution and Obama was not seeing it, that would be one thing.  But it is entirely something else when the issue is quite difficult and the administration is working through it.  The article itself is not bad, but the headline is stupid and a bit out of date.

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