We brought a whiff of this saga to you with the post about the L.A. Times last week. Apparently the poison goes even deeper:
Here’s the short version: an “Iraqi Police Captain” whom the AP has been quoting for months — is not, in fact, with the Iraqi Police or the Ministry of the Interior.
Which means he may well be an insurgent posing as a police officer.
Allah at Hot Air calling this a “bombshell”, and I have to agree. Its causing a storm of response from bloggers (links are all at Hot Air’s site), and worth your time to go check it out.
Now, there’s something of a stare down between the AP and Centcom (the military’s Central Command), as AP is standing by their man, and Centcom is demanding a retraction. Check back to Patterico for updates.
Related MSM bias: Why Is Almost All of Centcom.mil Not Being Picked Up by Google News?