Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Hmm, where have I heard this before?
Senior Al-Qaeda Commander Believed to Be Dead

Al-Qaeda's chief operational planner is believed to have died late last year in a remote part of Pakistan after contracting a fatal illness, a U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday.
Oh yeah, I remember:
It was not the first time that Masri has been reported dead. In January 2006, Pakistani officials said he and three other senior al-Qaeda officials perished in a missile attack by a Predator drone in the village of Damadola, near the Afghan border.
Please note the "Al-Qaeda's chief operational planner is believed to have died late last year" part. The timing of this news release seems suspicious.

And speaking of suspicious timing:
Bush weeps while presenting Medal of Honor

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The presentation, which took place as Army Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an Iraq update on Capitol Hill, was a reminder of the very human cost of a war in which more than 4,000 American servicemen and -women have died since 2003.
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Leaving aside the crocodile tears, the timing of the ceremony just happened to be in the middle of Gen. Betrayus grilling before congress ... and the networks cut away to show poor georgie crying.

The White House knew when the testimony was scheduled and deliberately exploited the heroic death of this Navy Seal to distract the media from the testimony of General Petraeus, and the media, as always, fell for it. 'Look, over there, it's something shiny!'

And what was Petraeus main point?
"I have repeatedly noted that we haven't turned any corners," Petraeus said. "We haven't seen any lights at the end of the tunnel. The champagne bottle has been pushed to the back of the refrigerator.
Bastards!



Cross posted at VidiotSpeak