Across the Bay

Friday, June 01, 2007

Syria's Useful Idiots

Here's a terrific article by Michael Young in today's WSJ. Michael takes on Seymour Hersh and his two regular sources, the "formers" Robert Baer and Flynt Leverett (more on that can be read in another recent piece by Young in Reason Magazine.)

Young and I have previously slapped Hersh around some, taking apart his silly and unchecked New Yorker article in March. You could revisit that here and here.

A key concluding quote from the WSJ piece: "When Syria is systematically exporting instability throughout the region, you have to wonder whether its regime can be a credible partner to the U.S."