Saturday, July 19, 2008

Would The Story Exist Otherwise?

I know it's a little funny that the White House sent the story out, but you almost get the sense that had hey hadn't sent it out, reporters would not have been able to find it on the intertubes themselves.

The White House this afternoon accidentally sent to its extensive distribution list a Reuters story headlined "Iraqi PM backs Obama troop exit plan - magazine."


The misfire comes at an odd time for Bush foreign policy, at a time when Obama's campaign alleges the president is moving closer toward Obama's recommendations about international relations -- sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, discussing a "general time horizon" for U.S. troop withdrawal and launching talks with Iran.