The Americans Couldn’t Have Caught Saddam, Right?

The anti-Americans have already started the naysaying. Since there’s no denying that the capture of Saddam is good news (unless, of course, you’re Howard Dean), a London newspaper is now saying that the Kurds captured Saddam and turned him over to the Americans. Of course, there is this line in the story:

A former Iraqi intelligence officer, whom the Express did not name, told the paper that Saddam was held prisoner by a leader of the Kurdish Patriotic Front, which fought alongside US forces during the Iraq war, until he negotiated a deal.

Mysterious unnamed sources are responsible for a great deal of information these days, and “mysteriously” most of this information turns out to be false. News agencies should be more discerning in what they rush to print (just ask the New York Times). Unnamed sources are often just a good excuse for making something up.