David Ignatius at the Washington Post explains why the leaked Feith memo doesn’t prove what the Weekly Standard says it proves. In fact, according to Ignatius, the one piece of new news in the Weekly Standard story points in the opposite direction.
[My respect for Ignatius is only increased by the fact that he spells “lead” (as in “leading paragraph of a newspaper article”) the normal way, rather than the oh-so-precious “lede.”]
Update Several readers point out that “lede” has respectable antecedents; since in the old days “lead” meant hot type, and in particular extra spacing inserted to fill out a line, “lede” was always used to refer to the first paragraph in marking copy. (Similarly, “graf” as a short form of “paragraph” distinguished it from reference to a graphic.) All that said, I see no reason to use “lede” outside the pressroom, and I think doing so now counts as an affectation.