Luke Melia


February 8, 2003

2/8/02, 12:25am – Ripped Off

I thought it highly unlikely when it arrived in my inbox today, but then it started appearing on CNN, ABC, The NY Times. Britain plagiarized the majority of its dossier on Iraq’s tactics of weapon concealment.

It wasn’t long ago that Condoleeza Rice disdainfully charged Iraq with plagiarism (4th paragraph down). The British case is not even one of good information unethically presented. The grad student who wrote the copied article, said “I am surprised, flattered as well …. Had they consulted me, I could have provided them with more updated information.”

I thought this sort of incompetence was the province of party-school undergrads and corporations…

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