I just read this on MSNBC:

An Iraqi official, who spoke to The Associated but declined to be named for personal reasons, refused to say how many vehicles were in the convoy, who hijacked it and how the freed captives were released, explaining that he didn’t want to jeopardize the work of U.S. and British forces.

A U.S. Embassy official, who refused to be identified because he was not authorized to release the information, told The Associated Press that the convoy included 43 heavy trucks and six security vehicles. Some of the hijackers were dressed as Iraqi police and those men took away 20 vehicles, he said.

Go Iraqi official!!  It makes me so mad to read things like the second paragraph, where someone discloses information but refuses to be identified because they know they’re not supposed to be talking.  First off they shouldn’t talk!  Secondly the paper shouldn’t publish what they say.  Third the reporter should be legally forced to disclose his source and the source should be fired, fined, and jailed.  He’s putting people’s lives at risk.

Anyway, I was very happy to see the Iraqis have more sense and civility than American embassy officials, though it is kind of funny that the reporter used up a whole paragraph to say that someone didn’t say anything.

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