Sunday, December 14, 2008

AP Headline Lie

You've all seen the headline:

US Special Forces mistakenly kill 6 Afghan police

OK. Not good. Fog of war, who knows what happened, yada yada...

Turns out that AP knew what happened, but chose not to tell you unless you read THEIR OWN STORY!

U.S. Special Forces killed six Afghan police and wounded 13 early Wednesday in a case of mistaken identity by both sides after the police fired on the Americans during an operation against an insurgent commander, officials said.

A U.S. military statement said police fired on the American forces after the troops battled and killed an armed militant in the city of Qalat, the capital of the southern province of Zabul. The Americans returned fire on the police but only later learned their identities. One Afghan civilian was also killed in the exchange

Uh huh. The wheels are falling off the AP bus.

HT: PowerLine


Scott said...

I'm struggling to understand the source of your outrage. What' exactly is the problem? The "analysis" at the link seems pretty weak.

Dad29 said...

Here's what the headline SHOULD read:

Afghan Police Fire on US Soldiers

Deekaman said...

No surprise here. The Left was unable to bring about defeat in Iraq, so now let's try Afghanistan.

TerryN said...

I'm struggling to see any outrage here. This is just another post about the AP routinely trying to mislead their few remaining readers.

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