Ed Driscoll

Reuters Brilliantly Uses Saddam Hussein's Secret Iraqi Tunnels to Bury Stunning News Lede

“After victory in key Iraqi town, time for revenge,” is the headline on this seemingly workaday piece by Reuters yesterday, which reported on the latest events involving ISIS. Buried 12 paragraphs into the story is this provocative sentence:

During that period Islamic State used secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein to evade United Nations weapons inspectors to move and store weapons and supplies.

Well. I’d certainly like to know more about this. What was moved through these secret tunnels? Which weapons were moved? Where did they go to?

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(Via Randall Hoven.)