Carol Platt Liebau: Another Harold Ford Gaffe

Monday, October 30, 2006

Another Harold Ford Gaffe

Given its enthusiasm for Ford, it's worth wondering whether Newsweek -- which ran a glamorous cover shot of him on a recent cover -- intends to report on Ford's newest gaffe?

No, not his political theology, but a foreign policy mistake -- involving a misstatement that our close friend and ally was developing nuclear weapons.


Blogger Editor said...

Ford's comments are supported by RMIT University a leading educational institute in Melborne, Australia.

Many consider PM John Howard another Bush puppet with a necocon agenda.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

RMIT University does not "support" Ford's comments. "The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Nautilus Institute." So states the RMIT University disclaimer ahead of Mr. Broinowski's piece.

Broinowski is anti-nuclear, anti-Bush and a member of the Australian Democrat Party, the opposition party to Prime Minister John Howard's Labor Party.

Broinowski publshed a 2003 book ("Fact or Fission?") alleging Australia was loosening nuclear controls (disputed by Australian nuclear scientists in charge of the programs and others working at the facilities), and appeared in a 2004 film, along with Dr. Helen Caldicott, vociferous anti-nuclear activist, in an anti-nuclear film written and directed by Anna Broinowski.

Mr. Broinowski is anti-nuclear (strike one), anti-Bush (strike two) and a member of Howard's opposition party (strike three). His piece in Nautilus may as well have been published in the DNC newsletter.

5:55 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Okay, a guy at RMIT is concerned about it.

Harold Ford, Jr., is concerned about it.

And perhaps Editor is, too, since he brought it up.

That's two, and perhaps 3.

10:04 AM  

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