December 23, 2006

WHICH DAY OF CHRISTMAS DO YOU GET A HELLFIRE?:

U.S. strike kills Afghan Taliban leader (JASON STRAZIUSO, 12/23/06, Associated Press)

A top Taliban military commander described as a close associate of Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar was killed in an airstrike this week close to the border with Pakistan, the U.S. military said Saturday. A Taliban spokesman denied the claim.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani was killed Tuesday by a U.S. airstrike while traveling by vehicle in a deserted area in the southern province of Helmand, the U.S. military said. Two associates also were killed, it said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 23, 2006 11:31 AM
Comments

"On the seventy-second day of Christmas,
The U.S. gave to meeee...
Seventy-two virgins..."

Posted by: Just John at December 23, 2006 2:04 PM

I dunno, but I hear they found his turban in a pear tree.

Posted by: ghostcat at December 23, 2006 2:20 PM
close to the border with Pakistan
I know what the article says. I just wonder what side of the border he really was on. Posted by: Kirk Parker at December 23, 2006 4:21 PM

Good one ghostcat!

Posted by: erp at December 23, 2006 4:59 PM

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

...

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my Air Force sent to me,
Osami's head in a pear tree


so, that would be the sixth day.

Posted by: AllenS at December 23, 2006 5:37 PM

Wow, now they have "A Taliban spokesman". No doubt the AP has been using this fellow...

Posted by: darryl at December 24, 2006 2:23 AM
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