Friday, January 05, 2007


A big part of "JamilGate" was the idea that this lone guy Capt. Jamil Hussein (WHO MAY NOT EXIST!!1!) was the sole source for a number of AP stories about the chaos in Baghdad. Flopping Aces put together a list of 61 AP stories which are sourced to Jamil Hussein. Wingnut bloggers like Confederate Yankee ran with this, and are now claiming that even though the Iraqi government admits that there is such a person, the stories are still "uncorroborated," and therefore still suspicious. How much corroboration do they need? Here's the first story on the list of 61:

April 24, 2006

HEADLINE: 7 car bombs explode in Baghdad, bodies of 20 other Iraqis are found

BYLINE: By THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press Writer

That was followed by a car bomb that targeted a police patrol in the Mansur area of Baghdad, wounding three policemen and four civilians, said police Capt. Jamil Hussein.

And here's your corroboration:

Baghdad, IRAQ: Wreckage of a car that exploded in Baghdad's upscale Mansur neighborhood, lay strewn across a street, wounding seven 24 April 2006. A series of seven car bombs and shootings rocked Baghdad today leaving 15 dead and about 100 wounded as US mounted pressure on Shiite premier designate Jawad al-Maliki to swiftly form a new government to halt the strife-torn country's slide into a civil war. AFP PHOTO/ALI AL-SAADI (Photo credit should read ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Is it really necessary to go through all 61 stories, or will they take the lead of AllahPundit at HotAir and graciously admit they were wrong and apologize?


Eli said...

I feel obliged to inform you that someone just got to my blog by googling "Kenosha prostitute".

The Kenosha Kid said...

Damn you, Eli!!

Now, your sister lives in NY, right?

ifthethunderdontgetya³² said...

Kenosha Kid, are you really expecting graciousness from the Blogostomy™?


Anonymous said...

Some of the "thinking" underlying Jamilgate also underlies Holocaust denial. Now, I'm not saying that Jamil/AP deniers are Holocaust deniers. It's just that some of the tactics are similar.