Friday, July 11, 2008

Frank Rich's Timelines

In my review of Frank Rich's Greatest Story Ever Sold, I mentioned the timelines he includes. There are two parallel timelines. Here's his description of them: "

Entries in italics in the right-hand column chronicle the story that was sold by the Bush administration and other relevant events, news reports, or official statements that were known publicly at the time.

Entries in roman type in the shaded left-hand column chronicle what the administration was learning behind the scenes about intelligence and other war-related matters—and not telling the public. The events in this hidden time line were revealed publicly only later; citations note the dates and sources of each revelation."

I highly encourage anyone to use these to answer questions about when the Bush administration knew what about Iraq and what it was spinning at the same time.

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