Like Jayson Blair, except about things that matter

Judith Miller is the NY Times reporter who famously used Ahmed Chalabi’s fantasies as the basis for much of her pre-war coverage of the terrible and imminent danger posed by Iraq.

And now she’s setting her sights on Syria.

This jibes with something I heard over the weekend. I am not, I hasten to add, an insider who regularly dines with the power elite, but I am in a position to hear the occasional third or fourth hand rumor — and the current rumor is apparently that Syria is in the crosshairs before Iran. Take that for what it’s worth, of course.