PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday denied a report that he authorized the military to shoot down a small plane that prompted evacuations of Washington power centers earlier this month.
The Washington Post, quoting federal officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported on Wednesday that Rumsfeld had given the military authority to take the action, if necessary, against the Cessna 150 that had wandered into restricted airspace over the Washington area on May 11.
Gee, while trying to show what a bloodthirsty killer Rumsfeld (and by extension the Bush administration) is, the MSM relies on anonymous sources and gets it wrong...again. Anyone shocked?
You'd almost think that it's a disinformation campaign to make the MSM look bad while Rummy and Bush roll around laughing at how easy it is to dupe these guys.
But I'll save that conspiracy theory for Air UnAmerican. I'd bet that it shows up within a week.