Matt Jones

Disinformation 24

Last Wednesday, it was widely reported that Allied fighter jets were attacking a column of between 70 and 120 tanks apparently on a suicide mission heading south from Basra. Geoff Hoon later gave a press conference in which he admitted that there were, in fact, 3 tanks on the move. When reports from Iraq can be as spectacularly inaccurate as this, is there any point in following the news?