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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Quote du three days ago

I think we just have to accept . . . that the terrorists, Zarqawi and bin Laden and Zawahiri, those people have media committees. They are actively out there trying to manipulate the press in the United States. They are very good at it.
-- Field Marshall von Rumsfeld in his interview with Rush Limbaugh on Monday, via Billmon. Billmon's post quotes repeatedly from the WaPo's article from last week, Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi, which makes what should be an obvious point--those media committees that the terrorists have are a part of Rummy's military. To suit the needs of the "war on terror," if Osama didn't exist, our government would have had to invent him. Which is pretty much what they seem to have done with Zarqawi.