May 04, 2004

Leftist Telephone

The old children's game of telephone is a silly exercise where a person said one thing to a neighbor and it was repeated down a line of children and the last one said the phrase out loud. The phrase had usually morphed into incomprehensibility. A game of telephone usually had more than one intermediary.

Mark A.R. Kleinman asks Is "UNSCAM" a scam?, taking as his source Joshua Marshall who says

Let me be clear, I don't think any of this means that these allegations are not true. I figure that most of them are.

The truth is that KPMG is doing the legwork on this investigation, not "Ahmed Chalabi and one of his trained seals" and if KPMG wasn't reporting events internally in substantially the same way as Chalabi is relating things externally, they'd have blown the whistle by now. Chalabi isn't going to pay them, the US is via the CPA and they know the game well enough not to want to get caught up in falsifying evidence for a client. The Arthur Anderson scandal wasn't so long ago.

Posted by TMLutas at May 4, 2004 04:00 PM