Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Meanwhile, Lost In The Non-War Fog

As AP headlines shout about the latest in their continuing series of "This time it really is a civil war" stories from Baghdad (see post below), look at what they bury out of the lead and out of the headline:

Iraq's Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, meanwhile, told The Associated Press security officials had foiled a plot that would have put hundreds of al-Qaida men at critical guard posts around Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the U.S. and other foreign embassies, as well as the Iraqi government.

A senior Defense Ministry official said the 421 al-Qaida fighters were recruited to storm the U.S. and British embassies and take hostages. Several ranking Defense Ministry officials have been jailed in the plot, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

Wow, that's pretty big news! Do you suppose it might merit being the lead story today out of Iraq today? Oh wait. It's good news. My bad.

The civil war story is about as believable as the Persian rug merchant who has lost his lease. Everything must go. We're closing soon. Forever. Really.