Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Calling Ace of Spades HQ!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SUPERCAR! [This is NOT the car in which Sgrena was allegedly shot at by US military forces.]

Where is Ace of Ace of Spades HQ when we need him? Giuliana Sgrena claims that US forces fired 300 - 400 bullets at the car in which she was riding.

Isn't it funny that she's still alive? (I mean both "funny" ha ha ha and "funny" so odd that it defies credulity.)

What we need is for Ace to come up with one of his Top Ten Lists. We need the Top Ten Reasons that Giuliana Sgrena Is Still Alive, in spite of 300 - 400 bullets being fired at her in a US assassination attempt.

Gosh, I hope Ace will take the bait and rise to the occasion. This should be fun!

(h/t Little Green Footballs for the photo)

UPDATE and RETRACTION: According to Little Green Footballs, the photo above is NOT a picture of the car in which Sgrena was allegedly fired upon by US military forces:

UPDATE at 3/6/05 4:18:36 pm:
Oh brother. In their video report on the incident, the Associated Press used a picture of a car that had nothing to do with Giuliana Sgrena. Here’s the caption for the earlier photo linked immediately above:

An Iraqi driver stands near his damaged vehicle at the site of the kidnapping of an Italian journalist outside al-Nahrain University in central Baghdad, February 4, 2005. Giuliana Sgrena was snatched from the street as she conducted interviews near the university, police sources and diplomats said. Gunmen pulled up alongside her vehicle, forced her driver and an Iraqi journalist with her out of the vehicle at gunpoint and then drove off with Sgrena, the sources said. The driver said that the gunmen hit his car as they were rushing away from the scene following the kidnapping. (Akram Saleh/Reuters)
So the AP can't even get their photos or videos to be anything other than misleading. LGF and I have retracted and issued a correction.

BUT, I'd still like to see Ace's list of why 300-400 bullets didn't turn Sgrena into a piece of Swiss cheese with an Italian accent.

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.