As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Friday, July 06, 2007

Obviously it's hard to win a war when you have to kill everybody TWICE...

Remember how the #3 man at Al Qaeda has been killed like 20 times? And remember how we learned that military stats about deaths in Iraq doesn't count those who die from car bombs?

Well, keep that in mind when you consider more evidence that the military isn't being completely straight about casualty figures:

The U.S. command in Baghdad this week ballyhooed the killing of a key al Qaeda leader but later admitted that the military had declared him dead a year ago.

A military spokesman acknowledged the mistake after it was called to his attention by The Examiner. He said public affairs officers will be more careful in announcing significant kills.

Of course, the liberal media didn't entertain the possibility that the al Qaeda leader regenerated himself. Oh, no, it has to be the MILITARY'S fault, doesn't it?

I hate to offer these analogies, but if a newspaper double-counted a soldier's death in Iraq, wouldn't every Little Green Footballs/Ace of Spades/Confederate Yankee/Dan Reihl/other random warblogger use such an oversight as proof that we were winning the war and that the press is actively rooting for our destruction?

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