Wagging the Dog

Was Saddam Statue Event Staged for Cameras?. David Theroux of the Independent Institute sends a link to a page that may raise serious questions about an event… [Dan Gillmor’s eJournal]

Can the tail wag the dog..? [Curiouser and curiouser!]

There’s some intersting stuff here. It certainly has more than a whiff of conspiracy theory to it, but one does wonder about 200 (or less) people in a square sealed off by tanks while fighting raged just a few blocks away. Was this really spontaneous? Or was it staged? Read the article.

Note: I wrote about this the other day, and Terry Frazier and I had a back and forth in the comments.& ;In the comments, I pointed to Josh Marshall’s post about the significance of the US flag that was used – it had flown over the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.