A Movie That Won’t Play Around Here

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

Too bad, because it looks good:

It’s no wonder that we can’t succeed in Iraq.  Our war administrators get fooled by actors:

In March, he was declared captured. In May, he was declared killed, and his purported corpse was displayed on state-run TV. But on Wednesday, Abu Omar Baghdadi, the supposed leader of an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Iraq, was declared nonexistent by U.S. military officials, who said he was a fictional character created to give an Iraqi face to a foreign-run terrorist organization.

An Iraqi actor has been used to read statements attributed to Baghdadi, who since October has been identified as the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq group, said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner.

When the Iraqi militants start doing the your-shoe-is-untied gambit, we’re done for.

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