At last! The Washington Post‘s Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Ariana Eunjung Cha aren’t playing the meme game. Here’s the second graf of their story on yesterday’s attack:
The attacks and arrests Monday matched the expectations of U.S. military commanders, who had predicted that the seizure of Hussein would lead to a short-term spike in insurgent activity as well as information enabling the capture of loyalists of the former president.
The only thing shocking here is that it took me ten tries to find a single story which simply reported what we were told to expect, instead of implying that we’d been promised something else.
But that doesn’t mean that MemeWatch is over, either.