The return of Miss Run Amok

Judith Miller is back, and she's writing about WMD.

Tim Grieve
May 16, 2006 10:47PM (UTC)

When the New York Times set out its account last fall of Judith Miller's role in the Valerie Plame case, the paper said that Times Editor Bill Keller tried to stop Miller from continuing to write about Iraq and weapons issue. It didn't work. The reporter who admitted that her prewar reporting on Iraqi WMD was "totally wrong" kept "kind of drifting on her own back into the national security realm," the Times quoted Keller as saying.

Miller and the Times parted ways in November, but Miss Run Amok is apparently still drifting. The Wall Street Journal is up with the first of a two-part essay by Miller today. The subject: WMD, but this time of the Libyan variety.


There aren't any turning aspens here, but there is talk of yellowcake, of centrifuges, of an "unheralded ... intelligence ... success" and of the need to prevent "leaks and sabotage by neoconservatives."

Sounds just like old times to us.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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