Glenn Greenwald and Saddam Hussein

By Jeffrey Goldberg

I must apologize to libel expert Glenn Greenwald. On an NPR show earlier today, I mistakenly said that I thought Greenwald had retracted a particularly dumb charge leveled against me, which is that I believe that Saddam Hussein stopped seeking nuclear weapons after the 1981 Israeli attack on the Osirak nuclear reactor. Of course I don't believe this, and couldn't believe this, because, as you know, I still think Saddam Hussein is a threat, even though he's dead. Or so they say.

In any case, my dear friend Glenn sent me an e-mail in which he noted that he had not retracted the charge, even after I pointed out to him that it was false. So I apologize for my mistake. Thank God Yom Kippur is coming, that's all I can say.

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