Slant or No Slant?

You be the judge. From Reuters

The blast, which highlighted the effectiveness of makeshift bombs against the most powerful military in the world, was the second major attack against Marines in the Haditha area in the past three days.

(bold mine)

Wow, the Little Insurgency That Could!

I'm not sure, but there does seem to be a certain snide/sarcastic element that oozes from the piece. Of course, Reuters' reporters may just be trying to dole out praise in order to avoid any dire fates.

An American journalist was found shot dead four days after he wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times criticizing Shi'ite Islamic fundamentalism.

Via Little Green Footballs.

And if you need your darkly funny humor fix for the day, read on.

"What kind of God allows the death of people who are on their way to kill innocent people?" insurgent leader Abdulwahid al-Tomizie said.

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Also quite quotable: 'I had

Also quite quotable: 'I had a man last week get stuck in traffic while driving a car bomb to the Mendi Temple," al-Shimiri said. "When he arrived, he found it already on fire. We don't fill the cars up with enough gas to make two-way trips, so he was forced to blow up a nearby disco. This is madness."'