They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Daily Telegraph regurgitates 'Zarqawi' web-mischief as fact

telegraph: ...Twice last year Sadr's supporters rose up in bloody rebellions against American forces in southern Iraq. Although he later joined the political process, he has since announced his opposition to Iraq's new constitution.

Tellingly, when al-Qa'eda's chief in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, declared holy war on the country's Shia community this month, he pointedly excluded the Mahdi Army. Sunni insurgent groups rose up at the same time as the Mahdi Army last year and there were suspicions that they sometimes fought together.

db: Tellingly, the torygraph fails to caution against belief - not even bothering with the usual 'claiming to be' or any other qualification. See 'Al-Zarqawi spares Sadrists? Sadrists would 'tear him limb from limb'