Art Pottery, Politics and Food
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Speaking of Michael Wolff's Guardian article, I wondered, like most, at the identity of the "Centcom uber-civilian" who threatened Wolff's manner of questioning saying:
"A lot of people don't like you." And then: "Don't fuck with things you don't understand." And too: "This is fucking war, asshole." And finally: "No more questions for you."
Well, through Atrios I'm linked to Digby who identifies "uber" as Jim Wilkinson, "a veteran White House publicist as well as a Navy Reserve lieutenant, Wilkinson headed the anti-Taliban Coalition Information Center during the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and was spokesman for the Bush campaign in Miami-Dade County during the Florida recount after the 2000 election. Digby also quotes Buzzflash, "...this entire public affairs operation is headed Jim Wilkinson, one of the thugs who protested the Florida recount. Ever the good soldier...though a civilian, Wilkinson reportedly wears a military desert camouflage uniform to work...

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