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Posted by MEC on July 18, 2007

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Yesterday, the Democrats got a few headlines because Senator Reid responded to the Republican filibuster of the Reed-Levin amendment but calling an all-night session to debate the issue.

Today, the U.S. military announced the capture of “the highest-ranking Iraqi in the leadership of al Qaeda in Iraq”.

Ignore the Senate debate! Look over there! Shiny progress in Iraq! We captured somebody!

According to the report, we captured him on July 4. Two weeks ago, but they’re only getting around to announcing it now.

And the White House claims they don’t save these announcements for special occasions.

4 Responses to “Coincidence?”

  1. frances said

    And his confession mirrored exactly the Republican talking points on Al Qaeda in Iraq! Imagine that! Wow!!!!

  2. WhattheH said

    Lurker here – never posted but thought you would be interested in the piece that appeared late this pm in the Guardian UK under a July 19th byline.,,2129675,00.html

    Insurgents form political front to plan for US pullout
    Leaders of Iraqi groups say attacks will go on until Americans leave

    Just a quick snippet:
    In their first interview with the western media since the US-British invasion of 2003, leaders of three of the insurgent groups – responsible for thousands of attacks against US and Iraqi armed forces and police – said they would continue their armed resistance until all foreign troops were withdrawn from Iraq, and denounced al-Qaida for sectarian killings and suicide bombings against civilians.

    It’s an interesting article and seems to contradict in several ways the white house spin.

  3. MEC said

    “seems to contradict in several ways the white house spin”

    Gosh, what a surprise.

    Thanks for the report. I trust the Guardian more than any U.S. newspaper.

  4. […] by MEC on July 19th, 2007 In a comment to this post, WhattheH calls our attention to an article in The Guardian about the political aims […]

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