Whoa! I thought I was kidding this morning when I chided the TNR folks for predicting that Sinister BushCo had pegged this as Capture Osama Day in order to disrupt the Dem convention. But didn't we have hints? JustOneMinute readers saw this coming! (I am pre-empting the TNR gloating below with my own tacky display of same).
And we see some tacky, premature gloating at TNR - we want Osama! And the night is young.
Pretty Suspenseful! Tonight will be Must See TV!
And my Secret Source tells me that the NY Times has already prepared for the frightful contingency.
MORE: Actually, the TNR second paragraph was "This spring, the administration significantly increased its pressure on Pakistan to kill or capture Osama bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman Al Zawahiri, or the Taliban's Mullah Mohammed Omar...", so I can be a bit flexible. But Number 22? No crow for me, thanks, but I may have some Buffalo Wings later. Unless the networks cut away, forget it.
UPDATE: Sound and fury at Memeorandum; Gregory Djerejian admonishes the now-daft Josh Marshall, who is convinced that the capture of Al Qaeda HVTs is a bad thing (I summarize unfairly, perhaps). Well, I stand by my original commentary on the TNR piece, which I updated with eerie prescience on July 20 - this has been an ongoing tussle.
EVEN MORE: While we are at it, let's deplore this shameless manipulation of the diplomatic process, too.
Arab Gov'ts Weigh Sending Troops to Iraq
RIYADH : Saudi Arabia has restored relations with Iraq after a break of more than 13 years and agreed to cooperate on security, said a joint statement released on Thursday after a visit to the kingdom by Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
And more here.
Shameful. Don't they know John is speaking tonight? I bet they do!
MORE: With more detail, the InstaOpinion is that we need bigger fish than this to fry Bush.