Saturday, June 03, 2006

Iran Bamboozler Invited to White House as "Expert"

Two weeks ago, Amir Taheri published an op-ed in Canada's National Post about an Iranian law that forced Jews to wear a yellow stripe. The story, reminiscent of Nazi Germany, quickly provoked outrage, but was just as quickly revealed to be a total fabrication. It also ran in the New York Post.

Apparently this is just the sort of reliable advice that President Bush needs. Yesterday, Taheri had a face-to-face with the President as one of a small group of "experts" on Iraq that visited the White House.

According to Press Secretary Tony Snow, the experts were invited to the White House for their "honest opinions" on Iraq.

Note that Taheri is a member of
Benador Associates, a group of "expert" speakers (many with direct links to the Bush White House and the PNAC agenda) which include Michael A. Ledeen, Richard Perle, James Woolsey & Meyrav Wurmser.

Original National Post story on the false Iranian law

White House press briefing where Taheri is mentioned as an Iraq "expert"


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