Monday, May 10, 2004
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Pulitzer in Progress

This week's installment from Seymour Hersh, from the New Yorker, is now posted on the Web. Hersh can flat out write. His temperate, clear, incisive dissections of the entire Iraq story can now be seen as nothing less than historic. A Pulitzer seem to be en route, obviously. And you've already got to wonder about the Nobel Peace Prize.

Secrecy and wishful thinking, the Pentagon official said, are defining characteristics of Rumsfeld’s Pentagon, and shaped its response to the reports from Abu Ghraib. “They always want to delay the release of bad news—in the hope that something good will break,” he said.