Posted by Curt on 9 July, 2007 at 4:27 pm. 1 comment.


No one who has followed the Jamil Hussein story, or DeCapiGate will be astounded by this interview by Michael Yon of a Iraqi AP stringer:

To see what the AP might have by way of reliable, mainstream, news resources, on the morning of 07 July, I asked Talal, an Associated Press stringer in Baqubah, if he had heard about the Al Hamari murders, and our conversation went something like this:

“Yes,” answered Talal.
“How many had been killed?” I asked.
“35,” answered Talal. Not “about 35”, but precisely 35.
“How do you know?” I asked.
“A medic at the Baqubah hospital told me,” Talal said.
“What was the medic’s name?” I asked.
“I don’t know,” answered Talal.
“You didn’t ask?”
“No,” he said. Talal said a doctor told him the same thing, but that he did not know the doctor’s name. He had not asked. Besides which, Talal said, the doctor and the medic were afraid to give their names.
“How were the people killed?” I asked.
“They were shot,” answered Talal as he motioned shooting with a pistol.
“Did you tell someone at AP headquarters in Baghdad?” I asked.
“Yes,” answered Talal.
“Who did you tell?” I asked.
“I don’t know,” answered Talal.

This is the type of reporter who is giving the AP 90% of their Iraqi news and they report it with no questions asked.

Why bother to ask questions when the news he gives you just reinforces the message you want to send to the American people?  That message being that we are losing Iraq.  Just like Tet the MSM is turning a victory into a defeat before our very eyes.

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