Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Neocons Twist Iran’s Anti-Nuke Fatwa | Consortiumnews

Neocons Twist Iran’s Anti-Nuke Fatwa | Consortiumnews:
Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler is infamous for palming off his political bias as a dispassionate look at the evidence, a trick that he tried again by promoting a neocon distortion of Iran’s religious renunciation of nuclear weapons, as Gareth Porter explains.

By Gareth Porter

In the wake of the preliminary nuclear deal with Iran, the Washington Post’s “fact checker,” Glenn Kessler, has questioned whether Obama administration officials should have taken the anti-nuclear fatwa by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei seriously. But the column is less a disinterested investigation of the truth about the issue than a polemic that leans clearly toward the related position of Israel, AIPAC and their congressional supporters...