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Welcome to the inaugural post of the new BI30 blog!

I noticed a disturbing comment at the tail end of NBC’s Nightly News last night that demands a response:

Reporting from Iraq, NBC corespondent Richard Engle suggested that the insurgency in Iraq was laying low until they knew if “political pressure in the U.S. (read: Democrats opposing the surge) would help them WIN.

I put the video on YouTube, and already, it’s attracting hoots from the Freepers.

Anyone else bothered by the suggestion that “Insurgents think a change in U.S. strategy” would been seen by them as “a WIN“??? Or that a major network newscast would allow a correspondent to make such a frivolous charge on the evening news?

UPDATE: Did someone suggest things are “calmer” in Iraq?