Friday, September 13, 2013
Syria (Actual) Death Toll in Chem Attack Draws Belated Attention
I've been among the few to question the 1,429 death toll figure virtually from the day Kerry, and then Obama, made the claim--just one of my pieces here--and have complaned that most in the media have gone along with it since. Now, two weeks later, there is this Reuters report. Chris Hayes tweets "oy," as if this was a revelation for him. Reuters suggests that private admissions about the lower number led to some lack of support for Congress for the U.S. strike, in case you were wondering. As I wrote, the lies about that number would cause some of question other claims.
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