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1/10/2007

The Jamil Hussein Controversy, Explained

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:26 pm



Shorter left-wingers:

Conservative “warbloggers” are “teh stupid” (as the kids say nowadays) because they unquestioningly accepted a statement made by a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior.

How do we know the warbloggers got their facts wrong? Well, you see, according to a statement made by a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior . . .

Parallels bolded for the benefit of the dimmer lefties who might not get it otherwise.

P.S. FOR CONSERVATIVES ONLY: This is like throwing out chum in shark-infested waters. Stay on the boat and watch the fun.

26 Responses to “The Jamil Hussein Controversy, Explained”

  1. I’m gonna get me a trophy hammerhead.

    Dan Collins (1e2e08)

  2. Greenwald Ellison sockpuppet Pandagon douchebag

    Candyman, Candyman, Candyman

    Dan Collins (1e2e08)

  3. I thought the “teh” crap came from Deb Frisch who seemingly can never hit teh keys in teh correct order. :-0 Dyslexic typist.

    Dubya (c16726)

  4. No, it didn’t originate with her. In fact, we had to teach her what it meant. But she gave it renewed currency–that’s for sure.

    Dan Collins (1e2e08)

  5. Dan are you one of the gerbils?

    Dubya (c16726)

  6. Nice post pat :)

    teh has been around for quite awhile, seen it alot in online video games through the years

    LordNazh (d282eb)

  7. Just watched W’s speech. He doesn’t know where Jamil is either.

    Bill Faith (3cc7e8)

  8. Lt. Kije identified, facing arrest? — Day 6…

    Part 35 of a series. Continued from this post. Nothing new to report at the moment, although a friend’s cousin’s friend is absolutely certain she saw Jamil having a drink with Elvis in a little bar just off the Vegas…

    Bill's Bites (72c8fd)

  9. Just watched W’s speech. He doesn’t know where Jamil is either.

    Hope he makes Maliki understand where Sadar should be… 6 feet under!

    Dubya (c16726)

  10. This post is teh funny.

    DRJ (51a774)

  11. Dubya, no, but I was featured in some of She Who Must Not Be Named’s screeds before she imploded entirely.

    Dan Collins (1e2e08)

  12. My biggest question is how and why Jamil would be offeringt (I guess time-sensitive) information on crimes on the other side of Bagdad. How could he have any useful information–or is he making it up or reporting hearsay from his cousin in Sadr City?? Until this is explained, I can’t see how anyone can trust any of AP’s 61 Jamil Hussain stories (unless they were indpenedently-sourced).

    Daniel M (9f37aa)

  13. Give me some links.
    Give me some fucking links.
    please.

    [Now, now. The profanity is unnecessary. You want a link to someone who has bashed warbloggers based on a statement from the MOI spokesman. Here you go. — P]

    AF (8f7ccc)

  14. #8 Lt. Kije–In his suite having a drink with Jamil, No?

    Stu707 (5b299c)

  15. I can’t believe the depths now being plumbed here.

    Never heard of a statement against interest.

    Never argued a jury should believe one story – lets say a confession – that differs from another story given by a defendant.

    Aren’t you the one saying MOI should be believed on its claim not to prosecute Jamil.

    [Unless they’re lying. — P]

    Teh stupid is right.

    Macswain (5b310d)

  16. heh nice link Patterico ^^

    I wish alibubba was still blogging on this :(

    Lord Nazh (d282eb)

  17. I read Captain’s Quarters before this and found an interesting, if somewhat unknown to me, correlation. I never realized that the police in Iraq came under the Ministery of the Interior, not that it matters, except that the MOI is SADR influenced. So what we got here is the lefties wanting to rely (again!) on the word of the terrorists!

    See http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/008900.php

    Herosmith (aca208)

  18. Pat, you and I both know that if you argued your court cases the way you argue here you’d be out of a job.

    [AF, leave my job out of this or you’re banned. Simple rule. — P]

    AF (8f7ccc)

  19. You misunderstand, P – – warbloggers are “teh stupid” because they believe that the press is intentionally fabricating stories about violence in Iraq.

    As if the violence and bloodshed wasn’t real; as if a hundred people a day don’t turn up dead in Bagdhad; as if the civil was wasn’t completely out of American control; as if Iraq wasn’t a flaming cauldron of chaos and bloodshed.

    Rather than confront the complete disaster that is Bush’s foreign policy, the warbloggers prefer to cook up idiot conspiracy theories a la “Jamilgate.” That’s what makes them “teh stupid.”

    beetroot (ffc7bf)

  20. Oooh! We got ourselves one o’ them pinhead sharks!

    As if the violence and bloodshed wasn’t real; as if a hundred people a day don’t turn up dead in Bagdhad…

    You forgot to mention that they’re lit on fire before they turn up dead. No really, I read it on the AP wire — they quoted a Baghdad cop and everything!

    Squid (9e6447)

  21. beetroot, you say that as if the reality in Iraq makes lying about what happens in Iraq impossible. That is clearly not the case, and it wouldn’t be the first time such things have happened.

    Does the truth not matter to you? Are you OK with “fake but accurate”?

    Pablo (cb50c5)

  22. […] Patterico looks at the lefty argument regarding “warbloggers” and Jamil Hussein: Conservative “warbloggers” are “teh stupid” (as the kids say nowadays) because they unquestioningly accepted a statement made by a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior. […]

    Rathergate.com » Patterico on Jamil Hussein (879659)

  23. New “Jamil ???” news here.

    DRJ (51a774)

  24. LMAO, Patterico. I treid to tell everyone, but they were all too busy believing Steven Hurst’s undocumented vindication of himself. Even knowing how dependable and transparent his sources have been…..

    Tully (e4a26d)

  25. The Jamil Hussein story is the most important media story ever. Much more important than, say, Judith Miller’s pre-war reporting.

    Moops (8fcb37)

  26. touchy aren’t you?
    The implication was that you’re good at your job.

    AF (8f7ccc)


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