November 26, 2009

Tree Stand Blogging, Part II

Okay, not actually in the tree stand right now but I took my 8 year old son out to hunt today. I must be doing something wrong.

The last time I saw precisely zero deer. About dusk I heard a loud shot from across a dense stand of hardwood -- maybe 800 - 1000 yards off.

So, today I take my son to a different stand. After sitting up there for about two hours -- most of which were spent by my son playing games on the iPhone -- still not a deer seen. These must be magical deer down here, only appearing when the front end of my car is within 10 feet and too late to swerve.

On the way back from the stand I take a detour to scope out a meadow and this car comes driving right towards us. No, not a four wheel drive, just a subcompact. Right across this field with grass up to my knees.

I wave the guy down, thinking he's a poacher. He pulls up and we start chatting. He's not a poacher but has permission to be there.

It was his rifle I had heard the last time I went hunting. He says he shot the biggest doe in his life. Great.

So I tell him about this tree stand I've been in and he asks me to show him where it is since he's got a buddy with him and the stand I was in was pretty big. The last words, literally, out of my mouth as I leave is that, "I hope any deer I scare on my way out come your way."

Just before I get back to my car I hear two more shots.

The rat bastard has killed himself another deer! I sat two hours or more in that stupid stand and he's up there 5 minutes -- literally -- and shoots one. He's actually reached his bag limit now.

So, what the hell am I doing wrong here? Or does God just hate me?

A happy Thanksgiving indeed......

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:54 PM | Comments |

May 12, 2009

Rusty to Single-Handedly Pay For Socialized Medicine

I drink a lot of Diet Dr. Pepper. How much? At least two of these bad boys a day.

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So, even the mere suggestion that the feds might want to raise taxes on soda is enough to drive me into panic mode. WSJ:

Senate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation's health-care system.
The good news? Under the proposal diet drinks wouldn't be taxed -- so I'm safe.

The bad news? I actually drink this much Diet Dr. Pepper every single day. If I'm not the epitome of a classic addict, I don't know who is.

Now excuse me while I go fill up my trucker mug one more time.....

Thanks to Carol.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:17 AM | Comments |

November 21, 2008

CPJ to Honor Friend of Terrorists


Above: Al Qaeda fighters pose for Bilal Hussein in Fallujah

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor, among others, Bilal Hussein--the AP stringer who was trusted enough by al Qaeda in Iraq that they posed for him. Just another example of a press so steeped in the idea of "neutrality" that they cannot make a moral distinction between al Qaeda and U.S. soldiers. Nor are they able to make a distinction between someone being held by an oppressive country for reporting on that regime's abuses and someone like Hussein, who was captured by U.S. forces harboring an al Qaeda fighter and with various IED making equipment in his apartment. A real hero right there........

Thanks to Soccer Dad.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:21 PM | Comments |

April 24, 2008

A New Low for Media Matters

I was going to ignore an attack from the George Soros funded Media Matters on several right-of-center blogs including The Jawa Report, but since I keep getting e-mails from people outraged by it, I feel I must say something.

Why was I going to ignore it? As CJ notes:

Since the Media Matters Eric Boehlert hit piece on “warbloggers” was posted this morning at 9:51 am Pacific, we’ve received exactly 36 hits from people who clicked one of the two links in Boehlert’s article....

George Soros isn’t getting a good return on his Media Matters investment.

I have a feeling that Media Matters is getting a lot more hits from us than we are from them. They really should begin calling themselves "Media Non-Matters".

In any event, the entire hit piece is about as dishonest as you can imagine. I'm not even going to link it. But if you want to read a response, see CJ's post here, but this line about sums it up:

Boehlert concludes by stating that Bilal Hussein was completely innocent of all the allegations against him. Boehlert’s source for this? Bilal Hussein’s AP-funded lawyer.

Now there’s an unbiased source.

As I've said before on numerous occasions, every single AP story about Bilal Hussein relies on internal sources within the AP claiming Hussein is innocent. So, you get an AP story citing Hussein's lawyer, Hussein's editor, and even the President of the AP all making an authoritative claim.

It's circular logic, a resort to authority based on non-authoritative sources, and a violation of all standards of journalistic ethics.

If citing one's own organization as authoritative is now a generally acceptable practice then I have my own scoop: Bilal Hussein had deep connections to al Qaeda. Source? The Jawa Report.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:02 AM | Comments |

April 18, 2008

Bilal Hussein: An Amnesty Doesn't Mean "Not Guilty"

A cover up at the AP about Bilal Hussein's innocence? Yes:

Hussein’s release was hardly unique, as he was one of 300 detainees released Wednesday from Camp Cropper and Camp Bucca detention facilities under the new amnesty law.

Multi-National Forces-Iraq maintains that it has “convincing evidence” of Hussein’s involvement in the insurgency, and still considers him to be a “terrorist media operative who infiltrated the AP,” though one that is no longer a threat.

Maj. Matt Morgan, USMC TF-134 - Detainee Operations, stated that the military disclosed the specific evidence against Bilal Hussein to the Associated Press so that the news organization “would fully understand the situation,” but there is no indication that the Associated Press has published or will publish this information.

Read the rest.

Every time the AP claims that Bilal Hussein is an innocent reporter being unfairly treated by the Bush Administration check the sources. You'll find that in every case it's the AP or Hussein himself making the claim.

When a news organization becomes the source of their own story, don't you have a major conflict of interest on your hands?

The evidence against Hussein include bomb making materials at his home. I also have sources close to the case that claim there is other evidence against Hussein which has not been publicly disclosed because to do so would jeopardize the means and methods by which it was collected.

The case against Hussein is pretty damning. For the AP to claim that his release along with 300 other prisoners as part of a general amnesty proves that he is "innocent" is to lie in a manner that would put even the slickest politician to shame.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:26 PM | Comments |

April 16, 2008

AP Forgets MINOR Detail About Billal Hussein

Bilal Hussein wasn't set free because he was innocent, he was set free because his case was part of a general amnesty for insurgents. Minor insignificant detail someone forgot to mention in the story or intentionally misleading the public?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:20 PM | Comments |

April 09, 2008

Bilal Hussein Gets Amnesty!

Gotta love this AP story which makes it sound as if Bilal Hussein was completely innocent of the charges that he helped al Qaeda. The source for the proof that Hussein was innocent? Bilal Hussein & the AP.

The circular nature of the argument seems to have conveniently eluded the AP.

AP:

A decision by a four-judge panel said Hussein's case falls under a new amnesty law. It ordered Iraqi courts to "cease legal proceedings" and ruled that Hussein should be "immediately" released unless other accusations are pending.

The ruling is dated Monday but AP's lawyers were not able to thoroughly review it until Wednesday. It was unclear, however, whether Hussein would still face further obstacles to release....

AP President Tom Curley hailed the committee's decision and demanded that the U.S. military "finally do the right thing" and free Hussein...

The AP said a review of Hussein's work and contacts also found no evidence of any activities beyond the normal role of a news photographer.

That settles it: the AP say their employee is innocent, so it must be true!

If you read the whole article it sounds as if an Iraqi court has exonerated Hussein, when in fact he was given the same amnesty that applies to other insurgents.

Michelle thinks this is not the end of the story. I'm inclined to agree.

Thanks to Vicki.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:36 PM | Comments |

December 18, 2007

Some Bilal Hussein Charges Come Out

The New York Times finally gets around, in the fifth paragraph of this story, to reporting some of the charges lodged against alleged Iraqi "journalist" Bilal Hussein:

A spokesman for the military said that Mr. Hussein had been detained as “an imperative security threat” and that he has persistently been “treated fairly, humanely and in accordance with all applicable law.”

In a lengthy e-mail message, the spokesman said that Mr. Hussein had been named by “sources” as having “possessed foreknowledge of an improvised explosive device (I.E.D.) attack” on American and Iraqi forces, “that he was standing next to the I.E.D. triggerman at the time of the attempted attack, and that he conspired with the I.E.D. triggerman to synchronize his photograph with the explosion.”

This is likely to be one of the photos that won Hussein a Pulitzer. The Associated Press, who employed Hussein, the Gray Whore, and the rest of the MSM just cannot seem to fathom what is wrong with employing locals without any serious vetting.

This, despite Adnan Hajj, Green Helmet, and the rest of the propagandists who have turned Western wire services into house organs for Islamist terrorists. Mainstream reporters just figure that, so long as their local "journalists" are allies in the War on Bush, they have to be all right.

By Bluto03:21 PM | Comments |

December 10, 2007

Terror Propagandist & AP Photog Bilal Hussein Gets Hearing

AP photographer Bilal Hussein got his day in court. Unsurprisingly, the AP frames the event in such a way as to make him seem completely innocent. Just another victim of the U.S. military.

An Iraqi investigating magistrate on Sunday convened the first criminal hearing in the case of Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, who has been held by the U.S. military without charges for nearly 20 months.

Hussein was present for most of the nearly seven-hour, closed-door proceeding in the Central Criminal Court of Iraq before magistrate Dhia al-Kinani. It was the first time Hussein or his lawyers have seen any of the materials gathered by the U.S. military against him since his arrest in Ramadi on April 12, 2006.

Al-Kinani, however, issued an order that the proceedings and details of the material presented remain secret.

The rest of the article is pretty much a hit job on the military complaining about the "secret" nature of the evidence, the lack of formal charges since Hussein was arrested, and the fact that lawyers are not allowed to meet with the AP photog in private.

But Uncle Jimbo of Blackfive, blogging at Pajamas Media today, has a different take:

Hussein was in his house with Hamid Hamad Motib, a known al-Qaeda leader, last year when Marines wanted to use the house as an observation point. They determined Motib’s identity and status as a wanted terrorist and took both him and Hussein into custody. They also recovered a number of items that led them to believe that Hussein was involved in insurgent activities.....

[The military] noted ongoing reports coming out of Fallujah that did not match the reality they were aware of. Stories of children and civilians being killed would come out, but in areas where the Marines had not conducted operations. Many of these stories featured pictures and reporting from Hussein and quotes from the same two doctors at Fallujah Hospital. During this period of time Fallujah was controlled almost completely by al-Qaeda and Sunni insurgents. Anyone doing anything was subject to their approval.

Bilal Hussein had free reign to be anywhere and was often taking pictures in the company of insurgents and terrorists. He and the other stringers who made up AP’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo team managed to capture assassinations as they happened. They were on site at bombings within seconds to capture the carnage almost as it happened. [read the rest]

Emphasis mine. Hussein claims that he was just giving the al Qaeda leader protection after a bomb exploded on the street nearby. That the al Qaeda leader was really a stranger he was just being courteous to. It was just bad luck

And all those obviously photos in which al Qaeda members posed for Hussein? He claims he was just lucky.

So, it was just bad luck that an al Qaeda leader was in his house.....and just good luck that he happened to be in the right place at the right time when al Qaeda would attack.

Sounds to me like luck plays a big factor in Bilal Hussein's life.

Michelle Malkin has more.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:41 AM | Comments |

November 19, 2007

AP Photog & Terrorist Propagandist Bilal Hussein to be Charged (UPDATE: Jawa helped nab Bilal Hussein?!?!)

***Bumped: The Jawa Report credited with Bilal Hussein prosecution!! Scroll to end for details***

Above: Curiously, al Qaeda in Iraq fighters pose for Bilal Hussein. Al Qaeda in Iraq is known to routinely murder reporters and photographers. Bilal Hussein, however, was able to get dozens of photos of al Qaeda fighters--many of them posed. He helped the Associated Press win a Pulitzer prize for his photos of his friends in al Qaeda.

Bilal Hussein, a stringer for the Associated Press suspected of having ties to al Qaeda in Iraq, will be charged by the Iraqi government at the request of the U.S. military. Bilal Hussein was caught in an apartment with known members of al Qaeda-- with bomb making material.

Hussein, a native of once al Qaeda in Iraq "capital" Fallujah, alleged the U.S. committed war crimes when it retook the city. Absent from Hussein's reports were photos of al Qaeda torture and murder chambers as they killed any one in the city suspected of being 'too Western'.

True to form, the Associated Press is outraged.

This hot off the AP newswires:

The U.S. military plans to seek a criminal case in an Iraqi court against an award-winning Associated Press photographer but is refusing to disclose what evidence or accusations would be presented.

An AP attorney on Monday strongly protested the decision, calling the U.S. military plans a "sham of due process." The journalist, Bilal Hussein, has already been imprisoned without charges for more than 19 months.

A public affairs officer notified the AP on Sunday that the military intends to submit a written complaint against Hussein that would bring the case into the Iraqi justice system as early as Nov. 29. Under Iraqi codes, an investigative magistrate will decide whether there are grounds to try Hussein, 36, who was seized in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on April 12, 2006.

What is the line between spreading enemy propaganda, having contacts with the enemy, and actually being one of the enemy? In war, no such line exists. This is why, as I have argued extensively in the past, Nazi propagandists such as Joseph Goebbels were as guilty of war crimes as any of the other leaders of the Third Reich.

So is Bilal Hussein.

UPDATE: Michelle and I were working on posts simultaneously, she has more photos and background on Bilal Hussein here. Make sure to scroll through the whole thing.

UPDATE II: Bryan has this:

because they’re a global press organization, they’ll get the chance to try Hussein on their own wires and they will get have the power to demonize the US military, the Iraqi prosecutors and anyone else who disagrees with them. Out of maintaining the thinnest veneer of objectivity, the AP ought to recuse itself from reporting on the Hussein case at all.
Indeed. Wouldn't the AP be liable if a victim of terrorism in Iraq, say the family of Salvatore Santoro, were to sue them for their employee's role in the civillian hostage's murder?

Some enterprising lawyer somewhere has to see that there is a direct connection between terrorist propaganda and the deaths of hostages.

So, on top of the pure bad PR of an AP stringer being an al Qaeda propagandist, of course they're going to deny Hussein's involvement. By publishing these propaganda photos on al Qaeda's behalf, isn't the AP liable?

UPDATE: Holy crap, The Jawa Report credited with Bilal Hussein prosecution?!?!

A reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, informs me that The Jawa Report had something to do with Bilal Hussein's prosecution. Apparently Bilal Hussein had been picked up in a raid in which he wasn't the target. That target was a known al Qaeda operative, Hamid Hamad Motib, and bomb making materials were found in the house.

Hussein was arrested and taken to Abu Ghraib, but no one knew who he was. Just another low-level insurgent, I'm guessing.

He had been sitting in Abu Ghraib for a month, and nobody realized that he was the AP photog who had snapped dozens of staged photos with al Qaeda fighters. The reader was in Abu Ghraib as an investigator working on an unrelated case when he saw Bilal Hussein and recognized him from the extensive coverage we had on The Jawa Report.

He reported it up the chain of command and within days Bilal Hussein was transferred to a different facility, NCIS got involved, and eventually a criminal investigation opened on him.

He ends the e-mail with:

THANKS to you guys…you REALLY ARE making an impact on the [the war on terror] ... you can claim credit
Hell, I hope so! I've communicated with the source before, and he seems legit to me.

The Jawa Report, sticking it to al Qaeda propagandists from the comfort of our living rooms. Any one wish to complain about the "chickenhawk" bloggers now?

It's stories like these that make it all worth it!

UPDATE: Glenn wonders if this is another case of Pham Xuan or just a Walter Duranty?


UPDATE: AP digging in, their own internal investigation shows Hussein innocent reporter (aren't all reports, by definition, innocent?)....just extremely lucky that al Qaeda posed for him (dozens of times) ... that terrorists just happen to invite him to see body of murdered hostage....just unlucky to have accidentally invited al Qaeda leader to his house.

Puh-lease!

UPDATE 11/20: U.S. Military has:

"convincing and irrefutable" evidence that [Bilal Hussein] is connected to the insurgency in Iraq. ...

"additional evidence had come to light that the man was a media operative who had infiltrated The Associated Press."

Presumably they mean Hussein was a media operative for a terrorist group.

Hat tip: Jules Crittenden

UPDATE 11/20: So, how to put the news that the criminal case against Bilal Hussein began because a soldier in Iraq read this blog into context? Had the MSM been the only source of news and information coming out of Iraq, then there would be no case.

Why? Because to the mainstream media (MSM) Bilal Hussein was a hero for his photos of al Qaeda and other terrorist fighters in Iraq. His photos helped the AP get the Pulitzer.

Had Michelle Malkin, who was really at the forefront of this, and other bloggers -- like us -- not been so outraged by photos, then our reader may have never even heard of Bilal Hussein. Can you name another Pulitzer Prize winning photographer off the top of your head?

And as far as we can tell, Hussein would have eventually been let go only to return to his propaganda duties for the terrorists.

So, the blogosphere helped bring to light the outrages that the MSM considers standard operating procedure. Helping produce and disseminate terrorist propaganda is just showing "both sides of the story" to the MSM.

They call it journalistic ethics, we call it treason.

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Complete Bilal Hussein archive here.

Related:
The Pulitzer and Terrorist Embeds
Bilal Hussein and the Continuing Saga of Insurgent Propaganda via the Media
Bilal Hussein Alive, Still Anti-American
Editor and Publisher Apologizes for Terrorist Embeds *shock*
Pulitzer Prize Given to Terrorists
When Journalists are the Enemy
AP Urges More MSM Propaganda Over Detained Reporter
When Ethics Trump Patriotism and Morality: Ethicsgate
AP Responds to Bloggers: Cite Known Terrorist Sympathizer as Source
AP Reporter in Iraq has Ties to Terrorists
AP Reporter Bilal Hussein Detained for 5 Months

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:54 PM | Comments |

November 01, 2006

AP Urges More MSM Propaganda Over Detained Reporter

Suspected terrorist and AP reporter Bilal Hussein in the news again. This time the AP is trying to get more coverage from the MSM over Hussein.

The AP actually wants other MSM outlets to use the detained without charge angle in the case. How about the is known associate of al Qaeda terrorists angle? That's how I would cover it. But, you know, that's just me and my quaint pro-Americanism talking.

From the ever biased Editor and Publisher (no link since every time E & P has mentioned the Jawa they did so without linking):

Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll today called on other news organizations, especially those that use AP services, to increase their attention on imprisoned AP photographer Bilal Hussein, who has been held by U.S. military officials in Iraq for more than six months without being charged.

Saying Hussein "works on behalf of every news organization that receives news from the Associated Press," Carroll called on columnists and editorial writers at newspapers and other news outlets to focus on his plight and support efforts to release him.

"I wouldn't presume to tell them what to write, but I would presume to draw their attention to it," Carroll told E&P Wednesday. "Here is someone who has brought you pictures, images from a critical part of Iraq, who has now been in U.S. military custody for six and a half months, not charged with a crime, not charged with anything, but told he will be held indefinitely because his pictures are unwelcome."

Not only is Kathleen Carroll a liar, she's a bad one. Bilal Hussein was caught in an apartment with known members of al Qaeda-- with bomb making material. He also has enough clout with al Qaeda that they think it's no problem that he photographs their various activities.

I wouldn't wish that Carroll met up with some of Bilal Hussein's associates. The kind of people who behead American journalists for the fun of it.

See also Michelle Malkin's Bilal Hussein coverage here.

Hat tip: the very busy guys from Big Carnival who didn't have time to blog it.

UPDATE: The Bilal Hussein photojournalism kit. Bwahahahaha!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:46 PM | Comments |

September 26, 2006

They Oughta Know

Osama is alive.

How can we trust the AP on this?

Bilal Hussein, anyone?

There is a pattern here. Good news for the Jihad, probably true. Bad news for the Jihad, less likely to be true.

By Vinnie at 11:32 PM | Comments |

September 20, 2006

When Ethics Trump Patriotism and Morality: Ethicsgate

Journalistic ethics be damned if those ethics include balancing coverage by hiring stringers with known ties to people killing American soldiers. If it is ethical to hire an enemy propagandist, then I'm just not sure what ethics really mean.

Call it ethics if you want. I call it treason.

Don't you just love it when the ethical thing to do gets people killed?

Ethics.

Michelle Malkin's latest column on the Bilal Hussein mess:

Let me repeat that: An Associated (with terrorists) Press journalist gets caught with an alleged al Qaeda leader and tests positive for bomb-making materials. That. Is. News. How does a news organization explain away its decision to sit on it for five months? Like this: "The AP has worked quietly until now, believing that would be the best approach."

The best approach to journalism? No. The best approach to suppressing a damning connection to terrorists.

The mainstream media enjoys mocking bloggers as journalistic wannabes who don't do any "real" reporting and have no concern for the "public interest." But as in the case of the Reuters photo-faking debacle this summer, it is bloggers in their little home offices -- not the professionals on the ground thousands of miles away -- who smoked out a war story with profound national security implications. Well before I reported on Hussein's capture, military bloggers and media watchdog bloggers had raised persistent questions over the past two years about Hussein's relationship with terrorists in Iraq and whether his photos were staged in collusion with our enemies. (For a thorough overview, see http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/cat_bilal_hussein.php.)

The link above, so graciously provided by Michelle Malkin in her column, will take you to our Bilal Hussein archives which has everything you wanted to know about the enemy working for the AP, including his inciteful analysis of how the good guy's in Fallujah we're Abu Musab al Zarqawi's al Qaeda freedom fighters and how great it was to live under the Fallujah Shura Council's rule---a rule that included murdering people for looking too Western.

Ethics.

Michelle also has inciteful analysis on her blog today.

Oh, and way to go NY Times. Ethics above love of country and the safety of our soldiers, as I always say.

Also, don't miss out on another find about Bilal Hussein from Dan Riehl. Ethics.

More on ethicsgate from the guys at Powerline:

Nowhere in the AP's response is there any recognition of, let alone response to, the fundamental criticism that we and others have leveled: news organizations like the AP should not pay photographers to consort with terrorists and take photos that the terrorists evidently believe will advance their interests. The AP apparently considers this practice to embody an appropriate neutrality between the terrorists on one side, and their victims and American soldiers on the other. And they don't seem to understand why that view is controversial.
Ethics ethics ethics!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:07 PM | Comments |

September 19, 2006

AP Responds to Bloggers: Cite Known Terrorist Sympathizer as Source

I just love this response by the AP to Dan Riehl's query as to whether or not Bilal Hussein held the camcorder as Michael Moore's minutemen murdered an Italian civilian.

Here is some of it according to the AP and via the blogfather, Charles Johnson:

This AP story explains that masked insurgents stopped Hussein and other AP journalists, including an AP video journalist, at a roadblock and took them to the site where the blindfolded body lay, already stiff with rigor mortis. They propped the body up and allowed the journalists to photograph and videotape it.
Okay, so they propped the body up. Go check out the video again. Tell me how the body is being propped up? It is possible, I guess. Likely? I dunno.

And here is the original story, as run by the AP. Italics and higlights are mine:

Iraqi militants said they shot and killed an Italian citizen after he tried to break through a guerrilla roadblock on a highway outside the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.

Masked gunmen took three Iraqi journalists to a location in the desert outside Ramadi on Wednesday and showed them the blindfolded body, one of the journalists recounted.

Photos showed the body of the man in jeans and a leather jacket, a white rag tied around his eyes, propped up on a sandy incline. Two masked gunmen posed with their automatic rifles pointed at the body.

So, although there is a claim that three witnesses saw poor Salvatore Santoro's body, the report comes exclusively from a single source.

100 bucks says that single source is....Bilal Hussein. In any event, all three are Iraqi stringers.

Another troubling aspect to the original AP story is its headline: Iraqi militants say they shot Italian who tried to break through checkpoint

And here is the lead paragraph:

Iraqi militants said they shot and killed an Italian citizen after he tried to break through a guerrilla roadblock on a highway outside the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.
The implication of the headline and lead paragraph is that Salvatore Santoro was shot as he tried to break through a roadblock...ala, Nicola Calipari.

But read the actual content of the story and you realize something else happened:

told by the militants that the man had tried to run the roadblock on Monday, hit and killed one of the gunmen, then crashed the car. The gunmen said they then "executed" the man.
Executing a person is a far cry from shooting him as he broke through a blockade. No, they murdered him in cold blood after his car crashed.

Much later than that. In fact, so much later that Santoro's 'corpse' is seen with his hands tied behind his back and with a blindfold on. To spin his murder as just a casualty of war disgraces his memory and is an outrage!

No bias at the AP. Nope.

And what about the portions of the video and the photographs taken by Bilal Hussein which were taken indoors? Something else is going on here folks.

And all this from a witness who is being detained in Iraq right now for his known ties to al Qaeda.

Thank you for clarifying that AP. You're a peach.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:51 PM | Comments |

September 18, 2006

AP Reporter in Iraq has Ties to Terrorists

AP reporter Bilal Hussein a security threat with ties to insurgents? Nah, can't be! He's a reporter.

Can I just take a moment and gloat? I've been calling Bilal Hussein a security threat for nearly 2 years now! I think my first thoughts on him went something like, why haven't we killed that guy yet?

An enemy propagandist is an enemy with a weapon.

Anyway, Michelle sends along word that the Pentagon has spoken about Bilal Hussein and has updated and bumped her post. I'm so happy, I thought I'd give this its own post. Al Reuters:

The Pentagon said on Monday that an Iraqi photographer working for The Associated Press and held by the U.S. military since April was considered a security threat with "strong ties to known insurgents."...

"All indications that I have received are that Hussein's detainment indicates that he has strong ties to known insurgents, and that he was doing things, involved in activities that were well outside the scope of what you would expect a journalist to be doing in that country," he said.

In three separate "independent objective reviews," Whitman told reporters, "it was determined that Hussein was a security threat and recommended his continued detention."

And by insurgents let's be clear about something: we are talking about al Qaeda.

When the story of the Iraq war is finally written we will learn that many lives would have been spared had we simply not allowed a free press. You cannot have a free press in a war zone.

UPDATE: Did AP reporter Bilal Hussein video the murder of Italian hostage Salvatore Santoro? Our original post about the civilian Italian hostage Salvatore Santoro murdered is here.

Dan Riehl has the video of Santoro's murder here.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:39 PM | Comments |

AP Reporter Bilal Hussein Detained for 5 Months

Ah the glory of Allah and his mujahidin in the Associated Press! Bilal Hussein, an AP reporter who help get his organization the Pulitzer, has been detained by the U.S.--for five months. This is the guy who has a close working relationship with al Qaeda in Iraq.

That's right, al Qaeda. If the AP employs a guy who has access to al Qaeda, isn't there some sort of affirmative duty to report those contacts to the Iraqi government? And by not sharing that information does that not make the AP culpable in the deaths of thousands of Iraqis murdered by al Qaeda in Iraq?

And since al Qaeda in Iraq has also murdered foreigners, including Americans, it seems like the families of victims here might have legal recourse in U.S. courts.

We've been covering this for a long time now. Please see our Bilal Hussein archives for a complete history.

Michelle Malkin e-mails about the latest Bilal Hussein news. AP:

The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Press photographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threat but never filing charges or permitting a public hearing...

The military said Hussein was captured with two insurgents, including Hamid Hamad Motib, an alleged leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. "He has close relationships with persons known to be responsible for kidnappings, smuggling, improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and other attacks on coalition forces," according to a May 7 e-mail from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jack Gardner, who oversees all coalition detainees in Iraq.

"The information available establishes that he has relationships with insurgents and is afforded access to insurgent activities outside the normal scope afforded to journalists conducting legitimate activities," Gardner wrote to AP International Editor John Daniszewski.

Michelle has the rest of the details.

And thanks to Michelle for e-mailing...it does wonders for the ego.

UPDATE: And to Jim who also has more.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:14 AM | Comments |

April 12, 2006

A.P. Stringer Bilal Hussein Said to be in U.S. Custody

bilal_hussein_ap_stringer_terrorist_embed.jpgMichelle Malkin has the scoop that AP stringer Bilal Hussein has been detained by U.S. troops in Ramadi. Yes, that Bilal Hussein. The same Bilal Hussein that we opened a dead pool on in November of 2004. You know the guy.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? That maybe the recent footage out of Ramadi shown on CNN was taken by a certain AP stringer who just happnes to know when the terrorists are about to strike?

Bilal Hussein seems to be the Clark Kent or Peter Parker of Iraq.....only the alter ego I'm thinking of doesn't wear a cape, but a kafiyah.

And it turns out Bilal Hussein is even worse than I thought. Michelle found out that it was Bilal Hussein that took the photo of two terrorists standing over the body of murdered hostage Salvatore Santoro in December 2004. Just to remind you, Santoro was an Italian civilian working for a British NGO trying to help rebuild Iraq. A group calling itself The Islamic Movement of Iraqi Mujahidin took Bilal Hussein to the body of the murdered hostage just outside of....wait for it.....Ramadi---where Hussein was picked up today!

It's just too bad that American soldiers aren't 1/10th as murderous as Bilal Hussein has made them out to be in the past. If they were, Hussein would be dead.

Just read all of Michelle's post from start to finish.

And the next time you meet a soldier in a bar or restaurant, do us all a favor and pick up the tab.


Complete Bilal Hussein Archives Here

Bilal Hussein and the Continuing Saga of Insurgent Propaganda via the Media
When Journalilsts are the Enemy
The Pulitzer and Terrorist Embeds
Pulitzer Prize Given to Terrorists
Editor and Publisher Apologizes for Terrorist Embeds *shock*
Bilal Hussein dead pool.
Bilal Hussein, still anti-American

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:13 PM | Comments |

April 10, 2006

Bilal Hussein and the Continuing Saga of Insurgent Propaganda via the Media

Remember our good friend Bilal Hussein? He's an Iraq stringer who works for the AP and who's up-close and personal photos of terrorists in Iraq helped to gain that organization last year's Pulitzer. Well, he's back in the news. This time as part of an expose of how photos are staged, faked, & doctored by pro-terrorist stringers employed by the AP, AFP, Reuters, and Getty Images.

On one forum that I frequently visit, some of these doctored photos discussed in the article have been used to justify killing American soldiers in Iraq. In all cases they are used by Islamic extremists to justify their hatred of America and recruit new jihadis. Thus, the images used by the AP & other organizations--which are often staged and sometimes fake-- lead directly to the deaths of American troops and will eventually help justify the next act of terrorism against American civilians.

Via James Joyner here are some of the highlights of the National Journal article:

Thanks to digital technology, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the most photographed in history. Photographers with digital cameras have provided, almost instantaneously, an enormous flood of accurate, dramatic, and even shocking images to people around the world. But the daily downloads of news photos include some that are staged, fake, or so lacking in context as to be meaningless, despite the Western media's best efforts to separate the factual from the fictional....

The photo editors for Time and The New York Times' Web site declined to comment. Other publications printed images of damage from the missile strike that seem entirely accurate. For example, Newsweek and The Washington Times published wide-angle photos of locals standing beside houses that had obviously been severely damaged. The New York Times print edition published the same wide-angle photo on January 18.....

The problem sharpens when no Western reporter is on the scene, but a photographer, usually an Iraqi stringer, is. Photo editors, or even local Western bureau chiefs, have trouble judging the veracity of the images that come from such an event. Last October, for example, The Washington Post printed a striking image of four caskets, purportedly containing dead women and children, and a line of mourning men on a flat desert plain outside the town of Ramadi, west of Baghdad. The photo, provided by the Associated Press, accompanied an article that began this way:

"A U.S. fighter jet bombed a crowd gathered around a burned Humvee on the edge of a provincial capital in western Iraq, killing 25 people, including 18 children, hospital officials and family members said Monday. The military said the Sunday raid targeted insurgents planting a bomb for new attacks.

"In all, residents and hospital workers said, 39 civilians and at least 13 armed insurgents were killed in a day of U.S. airstrikes in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, a Sunni Arab region with a heavy insurgent presence.

"The U.S. military said it killed a total of 70 insurgents in Sunday's airstrikes and, in a statement, said it knew of no civilian deaths." ....

The funeral photograph was taken by Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi stringer working for the Associated Press. AP officials declined to make Hussein available for an interview, and National Journal was unable to contact him directly in Iraq....

A series of Hussein's photographs illustrate another dilemma for photo editors -- whether to publish images that may have been created for the photographer. Last September 17, in Ramadi, Hussein took pictures after a battle at a dusty intersection. At least one U.S. armored vehicle had been damaged and towed away, leaving behind its 40-foot dull-gray metal track tread. Hussein's photographs showed the locals piling debris and auto tires onto the tread, and then celebrating as they lit a fire. Without the fire, smoke, and added debris, the photo would have presented a pretty uninteresting image of people looking at a leftover tank tread. With the smoke, fire, and debris, the image seemed to convey that a major battle had just taken place.

Weeks later, USA Today published a similar Hussein photograph from a different incident in Ramadi, which featured celebrating Sunnis, burning car tires, and a tank tread pulled over on its side.

Lyon said that AP bars photographers from asking people to change a scene, but that a crowd's spontaneous decision to change a scene in front of a cameraman presents a different situation. "You have this [dilemma] every day all around the world," he said. "There's nothing new there."

Who is Bilal Hussein? Here is one of his photos:

Bilal Hussein was in Fallujah when it was run by a Shura Council known to murder people even looking too Western. U.S. troops found torture chambers, hostages, and murdered civilians throughout the city, yet Bilal Hussein made no complaint about this, but instead chose to make blood libel accusations against U.S. troops who liberated the city.

Neal Munro makes this powerful argument as well, and proves he is a Jawa Reader:

But even these remedies would not solve the deeper problem. Because images can have a powerful impact, all sides in the Iraq war are using and pressuring photographers to tell their story, making it difficult for the photographers to act as strictly neutral observers. Iraqi insurgents, for example, frequently use videotape and photographs of their attacks on U.S. forces to magnify the propaganda impact. Insurgent groups will then distribute these images on CDs throughout the Arab world and worldwide through the Internet. The videos, usually shot at some distance from the attacks, typically show a fiery explosion enveloping a U.S. armored vehicle, but the cameras rarely show the extent of damage to the vehicle or the fate of the passengers.

Clearly, terrorists and insurgents know the value of images. In an undated letter from Osama bin Laden to the Taliban's leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, bin Laden wrote about how important the media was in Al Qaeda's war with the West. "It is obvious that the media war in this century is one of the strongest methods; in fact, its share may reach 90 percent of the total preparation for battles." The translated letter was provided by the U.S. Army's Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.

Baz said that, today, unlike in wars past, journalists are constantly pressured to choose sides, and that many combatants on either side don't believe that journalistic neutrality exists. This wartime pressure on photographers is "terrible," Baz said. "It is absolutely unbelievable that you are automatically branded East or West, Muslim or Christian, and you have [to] go on one side or the other." The Post's Elbert echoed the lament: "We're part of the story, and that's wrong."

Journalists do not want to choose sides in this war, and that, I would argue, is the heart of the problem. Being neutral between Republicans and Democrats is part of an ethic I support. Being neutral between America and her enemies is called treason. Either you want your country to win its wars, or you do not. It's really that simple.

Related:
Complete Bilal Hussein Archives

When Journalilsts are the Enemy
The Pulitzer and Terrorist Embeds
Pulitzer Prize Given to Terrorists
Editor and Publisher Apologizes for Terrorist Embeds *shock*
Bilal Hussein dead pool.
Bilal Hussein, still anti-American

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:08 PM | Comments |

October 05, 2005

When Journalists are the Enemy

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Above photo taken by AP stringer Bilal Hussein embedded with terrorist forces in Iraq. Thanks for the tip from Sir Humphrey who has much, much more.

I've written extensively about Bilal Hussein and the traitors at the Associated Press who employ him. Since I know a number of soldiers from Centcom's Iraq offices read this blog, here's a hint on how to catch some more terrorists: put a bug on Bilal Hussein.

And if he refuses put him in jail and apply some extreme pressure for him to give up his sources in the terrorist organizations he is embedded with.

What is the line between spreading enemy propaganda, having contacts with the enemy, and actually being one of the enemy? In war, no such line exists. This is why, as I have argued extensively in the past, Nazi propagandists such as Joseph Goebbels were as guilty of war crimes as any of the other leaders of the Third Reich.

Propaganda is a weapon in war. Enemies with weapons can be shot. Journalists who do propaganda for the enemy are therefore legitimate targets unless they lay down their weapons.

Earlier posts on Bilal Hussein:
Complete Bilal Hussein Archives

Bilal Hussein dead pool.
Bilal Hussein, still anti-American
Pulitzer Prize given to Terrorists
The Pulitzer and Terrorist Embeds
Editor and Publisher Apologizes for Terrorist Embeds *shock*

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:29 PM | Comments |

April 08, 2005

Washington Times, Like Every One Else, Is Looking At the Wrong Pulitzer Prize Photo

The Washington Times does a half-ass job of questioning the Pulitzer Prize in this editorial. The article raises important questions, but like most of the blogosphere and those in conservative circles, they examine a single photo.

But there were 20 photos in the series. As we have been arguing from the beginning, what is troubling is the totality of the story those photos show. The story those photos tell is of an empowered insurgency, demoralized U.S. troops, and American brutality.

Several of the photos are disgusting, such as the one in question which shows the execution of Iraqi election officials and another which shows the residents of Fallujah celebrating the murder of American civilians as their charred bodies hang from a bridge, but it may be the case that these photos were taken by Iraqi photojournalists who were anonymously tipped off or who just happened to be at the right place at the right time.

We have also noted in the past that the photo in question is not nearly as damning as two others which clearly indicate something like 'embedding' with the isurgency is (or was) going on with AP stringers in Iraq.

Here are the two photos. One of insurgents in Fallujah with ties to Abu Musab al Zarqawi's al Qaeda network firing on U.S. Marines and another of al Sadr's Mahdi Army which was then fighting against U.S. troops.

Can there be any other explanation than that the AP stringers had a working relationship with armed anti-American forces?

Complete Bilal Hussein Archives Here

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:18 PM | Comments |

April 06, 2005

The Pulitzer and Terrorist Embeds

Yesterday, a stringer for CBS News was shot by U.S. troops in Fallujah. Steve S. has the report here. So, why was the man shot at? Yahoo News:

The U.S. military said in a statement from Mosul released at the Pentagon that U.S. soldiers had been involved in an engagement with at least one suspected insurgent who was "waving an AK-47 (assault rifle) and inciting a crowd of civilians."

During the incident, "an individual that appeared to have a weapon who was standing near the insurgent was shot and injured. This individual turned out to be a reporter who was pointing a video camera," the military statement said.

Let's get a few facts straight. The individual shot at here may not have been embedded like AP photographers were. He may have just come across this scene after it began.

Maybe.

Paul at Wizbang makes the case and Rathergate note that it is quite possible that the AP stringer who shot this photo just happened upon the scene. Granted.

However, while most of the blogosphere is up in arms against that photo, the really troubling photo is this one.

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This photo has no other explanation than that of the AP photographer being privy to the highest ranks of the insurgency. The photo was taken in Fallujah, where the 'resistance' was led by two well known terrorist groups, al Qaeda in Iraq and The Army of Ansar al-Sunna, and their salafist sympathizers of the Fallujah Mujahidin Shura Council--the religious leaders of the city that instituted a Taliban-like rule when the U.S. withdrew from the city.

As we noted when that photo was first taken, these 'insurgents' are in clear violation of the Geneva Convention because they wear no identifiable uniform. The photo also appears to be staged. All the evidence seems to suggest that the AP photographer, Bilal Hussein, had access to terrorist forces and was 'embedded' with them in every sense of the word.

Here is one more photo taken by the AP and which helped them win the Pulitzer. This time, the reporter is clearly embedded with Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army at a time when they were fighting U.S. troops. Note, again, the absence of identifiable uniforms. The dove on the fighters shoulder is just the icing on the cake.

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While it may be argued that the murder witnessed by an AP photographer in Iraq was not staged for his benefit, clearly the above photos were. The Pulitzer Prize was, in fact, given to an organization that has information, ties, and serves the propaganda purposes of terrorists.

Aiding the enemy in a time of war is treason. The AP, an American non-profit organization, is guilty of that crime.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:58 AM | Comments |

April 04, 2005

Pulitzer Prize Given to Terrorists

The Pulitzer Prize has been "Awarded to the Associated Press Staff for its stunning series of photographs of bloody yearlong combat inside Iraqi cities."

What photographs won for Breaking News Photography?

The 20 photographs can be found here.

5 of the 20 photos were taken by journalists who were working with terrorist forces. 11 of the 20 photos would likely cause anti-American inflamation. Only two show Americans in a positive light. Three more show the victims of terrorism.

Included in the 5 photos are 1 photo taken by Bilal Hussein [more background on Bilal Hussein here and here] of terrorist forces firing at the U.S. in Fallujah. Another photo identified as taken by a 'stringer' shows terrorists murdering an Iraqi election worker. Both of these photos are by individuals who saw Geneva Convention crimes and did nothing to stop them. Both photos indicate also that the individuals who took them had prior knowledge to the crimes being committed.

Of the remaining 15 photos, 2 show prisoners receiving harsh treatment by U.S. forces [here and here]. One more shows a dead child identified as being killed by the U.S. Another photo, taken by Khalid Mohammed, shows the residents of Fallujah rejoicing as they hang the charred bodies of dead American civilians on a bridge. The famous photo that caused Kos to cry 'screw them.' The family of an alleged Abu Ghraib victim is also shown mourning. Displaced children from the Fallujah conflict are also shown, the exact story Giuliana Sgrena was working on when she was taken hostage.

Only these two photos are positive. One shows the humanity of soldiers on patrol. The other one shows soldiers praying for a fallen comrade. But even the last one might be interpreted as defeatist.

To their credit, at least three photos show the victims of terrorism. See, fair and balanced.

No photos show U.S. troops rebuilding Iraq. No photos show U.S. troops playing with kids in the street. No photos show the results of the first democratic election in Iraq. No photos show the thousands of freed prisoners from Saddam's tyrranical rule.

The Jawa Report must therefore decline it's Pulitzer Prize. I might consider taking the $10,000 reward as soon as the Pulitzer committee stops hating America.

Thanks to Avenue for the tip.

Update 4/06: I have a new post up about the controversy. The most important photos is not the ones currently stirring up such emotions in the blogosphere. Instead, two other photos clearly show that the AP has ties to terrorists and insurgents fighting the U.S.

Update: Vivi e-mails to remind us that the Associated Press is a non-profit organization. So here we have a group that has terrorist sympathizers on their payroll yet is tax exempt? There is something wrong with this picture. I wonder if the Finance Committe might look into that status?

UPDATE: A lot of other fine bloggers have important things to say on this topic. You can find them by checking out the fatwas issued below. Especially good, in my not-so-humble opinion, are Michelle Malkin's take and that of Riding Sun (via the blogfather Charles Johnson) who has a very similar take as my own.

If you're new to The Jawa Report why not surf around? Maybe, add us to your favorites list? And if you're a blogger please, for the love of all that is holy, add us to your blogroll!! If you don't, the terrorists have already won.

Blogroll mypetjawa!

Others: Joyner missing the real story here. Cranky and Mark cheer Jawa, will receive fatwa ASAP. Eric has some pics more fitting the Pulitzer. Itsalanche from Dr. Glenn Reynolds.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:25 PM | Comments |

November 15, 2004

Bilal Hussein Alive, Still Anti-American

Complete Bilal Hussein Archives Here

A week ago today I noted that the AP was using Bilal Hussein to cover the terrorists' side of the story from Fallujah. You can see some of Bilal Hussein's propaganda photos here. Mr. Bilal became APs 'embed' to those forces trying to kill Americans all over Iraq. By hiring a photographer to follow our enemies and to distribute their propaganda, the AP has betrayed our country. Let me suggest that there are higher standards of morality than so-called journalistic ethics. When your fellow countrymen are dying in a war, the highest obligation is to nation. By distributing images and messages of the enemy you bolster their support. There is a reason the resistance in Iraq is not getting any lighter, it is because the messages they recieve in their media is that they are winning. Why give up when you think you are winning?

Today the AP releases a story on the harrowing ordeal Hussein went through as he tried to escape Fallujah. It comes as no surprise to learn that Hussein's anti-American roots go deep. He is a native of Fallujah, the town that brought you 'We love you Zarqawi' and 'Let's mutilate the bodies of American civillians'. AP story via Boston News:

In the weeks before the crushing military assault on his hometown, Bilal Hussein sent his parents and brother away from Fallujah to stay with relatives.

The 33-year-old Associated Press photographer stayed behind to capture insider images during the siege of the former insurgent stronghold.

''Everyone in Fallujah knew it was coming. I had been taking pictures for days,'' he said. ''I thought I could go on doing it.''

Wow, you mean you didn't realize that a 'war zone' meant, you know, a 'war zone'??

In the hours and days that followed, heavy bombing raids and thunderous artillery shelling turned Hussein's northern Jolan neighborhood into a zone of rubble and death. The walls of his house were pockmarked by coalition fire.

''Destruction was everywhere. I saw people lying dead in the streets, wounded were bleeding and there was no one to come and help them. Even the civilians who stayed in Fallujah were too afraid to go out,'' he said.

Notice the dead and dying were the anti-American forces and terrorists. Yet Bilal Hussein describes the fact that no one came to help them as something bad.
''There was no medicine, water, no electricity nor food for days.''
Really? So sad.
By Tuesday afternoon, as U.S. forces and Iraqi rebels engaged in fierce clashes in the heart of his neighborhood, Hussein snapped.

''U.S. soldiers began to open fire on the houses, so I decided that it was very dangerous to stay in my house,'' he said.

Ok, so you have Iraqi terrorists fighting Americans from your houses, and yet somehow it is the Americans fault for firing at your houses?? Maybe you should have thought of this before you celebrated in the street as you mutilated the bodies of people who were there to reconstruct your country.
Hussein moved from house to house dodging gunfire and reached the river.

''I decided to swim ... but I changed my mind after seeing U.S. helicopters firing on and killing people who tried to cross the river.''

He watched horrified as a family of five was shot dead as they tried to cross. Then, he ''helped bury a man by the river bank, with my own hands.''

a) I'm sorry this family was killed, if true b) I don't believe for a second that it's true you vile piece of lying garbage c) if true you ever think for a second that terrorists have families too? Why did this guy not send his family away, like you? Could it be that he believed the bullshit propaganda out of your media that you were winning?
''I kept walking along the river for two hours and I could still see some U.S. snipers ready to shoot anyone who might swim. I quit the idea of crossing the river and walked for about five hours through orchards.''
When your friends, the terrorists, start wearing uniforms we will stop shooting people in battlezones. There is a reason the Geneva Convention requires all combatents to wear them, asswipe.
He met a peasant family, who gave him refuge in their house for two days. Hussein knew a driver in the region and sent a message to another AP colleague, Ali Ahmed, in nearby Ramadi.

Ahmed relayed the news that Hussein was alive to AP's Baghdad bureau. He sent a second message back to Hussein that a fisherman in nearby Habaniyah would ferry the photographer to safety by boat.

''At the end of the boat ride, Ali was waiting for me. He took me to Baghdad, to my office.''

The only thing I regret is that one of those snipers didn't take you out. Imagine if we had let Goebbels go simply because he was a journalist?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:30 PM | Comments |

November 08, 2004

Bilal Hussein Dead Pool

Complete Bilal Hussein Archives Here

Via Six Meat Buffet and Charles Johnson some interesting pics out of Fallujah. According to the Geneva Convention, soldiers caught wearing civilian clothing are not afforded protection and are thus subject to summary execution. I say we start with Bilal Hussein, the SOB working for the AP who is in Fallujah putting out enemy propaganda. If he's not already dead, that is. I give him 48 hours, tops. From the looks of it, he's hanging out in the exact areas that the 'shaping the battlefield' bombs are dropping. And now that the battle has begun in earnest, I expect to hear from journalistic rights groups complaining that we targetted him when the MOAB fell on his exact location (not that I have anything against targetting him. (PS-Is that MC Hammer and why is he wearing a mask?)

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:16 PM | Comments |