Thursday, June 08, 2006

overstated importance

I'm trying to find the Post article from a month or so back that said that the U.S. government had overblown the importance of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. I admit that I had a "holy sh*t" moment when the Post site opened up in my browser and the "breaking news" appeared that Al-Zarqawi had been killed in a U.S. air attack, but you have to know that there's going to a White House press conference about this one. You know, one in which Bush appears, posturing like it was he himself who pulled the trigger.

Is this the gay marriage amendment that Bush was looking for?

Found it!

"The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program. The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration tie the war to the organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks."

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