I confess that Andy McCarthy is not one of my regular reads, unless he happens to come up in The Corner . But I have to say, that this is a GEM.. of both for the news it contains, and the b____ slap it contains, as well:
SSSSHHHHHHH … Don’t Tell Anyone: Al Qaeda Has Been Routed in Baghdad
The Newspaper of Record has the story  today … on page A-19.
… And even there, the Times can’t bring itself to say we won. The report is headlined, “Militant Group Is Out of Baghdad, U.S. Says.” They left â€” not we kicked their ass out.
… And neither can the Gray Lady acknowledge whom we’ve beaten: “Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, the homegrown Sunni extremist group that American intelligence agencies say is foreign-led.” Right â€” the “homegrown” group started by a Jordanian who was reporting to bin Laden and operating in Iraq during Saddam’s reign. The group to which all those Saudis, Egyptians, Jordanians and other Arabs report after they pour in over the Syrian border. The group that is al Qaeda.
Perhaps I have underestimated the Andy’s smarts in the matter; Does here really expect that the New York Times is actually going to be fair and balanced?
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