Second Thots

Sometimes one has to step back, take pause, and have some "second thots"

Monday, November 15, 2004


Mosul is falling, Mosul is falling....oh, wait......

As of Monday morning, the 15th day of November, Canada's provider of Internet news, Bourque Newswatch, appears to be two days late in its accounting of the developments in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

According to an article linked to by the site, dated the 13th and headlined, "Mosul slips out of US control," insurgents were holding police stations in the city and Iraqi coalition presence was minimal.

Maybe someone should tell our Internet news guru that lots of things can happen in the span of a day or two, such as the sending of Iraqi national guard units to the city, the dispatching of American military reinforcements from Falluja, as well as the retaking of some parts of the city which way back on Saturday looked a little bit more chaotic than they do today - including a couple of police stations.

There are enough bad things happening in Iraq. Do we really need to dwell on two-day-old events to find some more?

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