Wednesday, December 05, 2007

An illuminating lede

Here's the first sentence of an AP dispatch from Baghdad today:

"A car bomb exploded in a largely Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday and killed at least 14 people, police said, while Defense Secretary Robert Gates said during a visit to the capital that security and stability were within reach, although more work is needed."

(Actually, an update of the story says that 16 were killed in the bombing, and that nine more Iraqis were killed elsewhere in the country by other blasts.)

Any questions?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

No questions here. This means the insurgency still, yet again, continues to be in its last throes.