See my new piece at The Nation.
UPDATE Despite the below, David Sanger of NYT still promoting tonight U.S. attack tonight--mentions chemical threat and John McCain's latest calls in first three grafs. He and others have had one misleading story after another in past days, following Israel's lead. Read his whole piece tonight and see repeated references to chemical weapons. And of course we had Tom Friedman's helpful call this morning for an international force to quickly occupy all of Syria. To re-live our Iraq adventure see my book, just out in new e-book edition, So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq.
Earlier: As I suspected, U.N. probers have found that if sarin was used in Syria it was by the rebels, not the government. But hey, John McCain and other hawks, let's go to war anyway! NYT news section pushing for war may have to fall back (or perhaps not). As with Iraq WMD, they are noting this report faintly while promoting its other chem stories on front page or at top of site. Reuters:
U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.
Greg Mitchell's is the author of more than a dozen books. His latest: So Wrong for So Wrong and Hollywood Bomb.
The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.