That's How You Got Killed Before

The U.S. military claims to kill the same al-Qaida leader twice.

By Tim Grieve

Published July 6, 2007 4:25PM (EDT)

From the Washington Examiner via Think Progress: "The U.S. command in Baghdad this week ballyhooed the killing of a key al-Qaida leader but later admitted that the military had declared him dead a year ago." The Examiner says the military is vowing to be more careful when it comes to announcing "significant kills" in the future.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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