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Re: Breaking News

By on 10.14.05 | 1:22AM

Ya gotta love the Al-Qaeda denial of the Zawahiri-Zarqawi letter. They say that it is the product of the imagination of the "Black House and their slaves." This communique certainly has all the earmarks of the favored literary style in those parts, what we Americans usually abandon after the 7th Grade: "Your Mama wears combat boots."

Black House, hahaha. White House, Black House, get it?

The BBC says that neither the original letter nor the denial can be confirmed. In other words, the word of the U.S. Department of Defense is considered of equal trustworthiness as the word of the Arab kid with the walleye -- who brings in a note and says that the man handed him a dinar and told him to deliver the Al Qaeda denial to the BBC reporter getting sozzled at the hotel bar somewhere on the quieter side of Baghdad.

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