Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Note to Iraqi government: stay on message

The lede from a Washington Post article three days ago:

Islamic extremists have been using Iraq as a planning center for attacks around the world since losing Afghanistan as their base in 2001, the government's chief spokesman said Friday.

Speaking about Thursday's blasts in London that killed more than 50 people, Laith Kubba said "we don't know exactly who carried out these acts but it is clear that these networks used to be in Afghanistan and now they work in Iraq."

The spokesman said that insurgents in Iraq and those who carried out the London attacks "are from the same network."

Karl gets trouble for just one day and look what happens: the Iraqi government completely goes off message about the effect that the war in their country is supposed to have on our domestic terrorism. Somebody get that guy on the line!

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