This is a long a quite detailed story of the government's attempt manage public perception of activities associated with Iraq. It is apparently based on extensive interviews and review of a large volume of recently released documents. My personal prejudice is to consider it credible and the few specific quotes and references reinforce that view. Yet the story has a weakness in that, for the most part, it says what the documents indicate rather than quoting or referencing specific documents. If the record were more visible, it would be more difficult for one to claim that the reporter had distorted it.