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Thursday, May 5, 2011

There Was a Dog in the Story

All that was missing from the Bin Laden drama was a heroic dog. If we are to believe that bastion of respectable newspaper journalism, Britain's Sun (I know, I know), there was indeed a dog involved, a dog trained with the SEALs.

UPDATE: a somewhat more dependable source, The New York Times, mentions the dog, but didn't headline it. (They don't have a Page Three Girl, either.)  And Rebecca Frankel has a long essay on War Dogs at Foreign Policy. My dachshund is proud tonight.


Ahmad said...

Perhaps two dogs?

Or at least إبن كلب

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Well,yes, there was an Ibn Kalb in the room, but de mortuis nil nisi bonum.