Smearing the messenger

The Bush machine aims its poison darts at another military hero — Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski. “There they go again. Whenever the Bush machine is put on the defensive, it immediately goes on the offensive, and character assassination is one of its favorite weapons. I’m not talking about the attacks on John Kerry’s patriotism. I’m talking about the poison-tipped assault on another military veteran, retired Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, whose damning eyewitness account of how neoconservative zealots in the Defense Department bulldozed the facts and drove the country to war was published in Salon last week…” —Salon