Nancy Pelosi is leading the Democrats in the United States’ House of Representatives to insert terms for a U.S. surrender in the military supplemental appropriations bill. She is bribing the thieves of congress with pork and other favors to get it passed, proving there is no difference between “Dollar” Bill Jefferson, “Duke” Cunningham, Jack “Unindicted Abscam Co-Conspirator” Murtha, and any other congress-critter, except getting caught at thieving and cheating.

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a former Black Panther who now represents one of the most liberal districts in the nation, decided yesterday to support the Iraq war supplemental spending bill because he was promised help with an issue “unrelated” to the bill. […]

The lobbying was intense. Two House Democrats said the leaders dangled the possibility of reversing decisions made by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC).

(Update: See a list of the bribes here.)

At the same time, the AP publishes half the score board for those following the Iraq battle of the Global Counterjihad. Of course the AP only publishes the terrorists’ scores, in terms of Coalition soldiers and Iraqis killed, not the Coalition score in terms of terrorists killed, bombs disarmed, and progress made on reconstruction projects. Any high school basketball team could play against the Detroit Pistons, and if the Detroit score wasn’t published while the high school team’s was, then readers would falsely conclude that Detroit got beaten badly.

It would be journalistic malpractice to report a basketball game like that. And so too is AP guilty of journalistic malpractice, as is Reuters, NBC, CBS, the NYT, LAT, BBC, Al Jazeera, and most other traditional media organizations.

In the mean time, in Iraq, clashes erupted in Basra. Early reports indicate the cause of the violence was anger at the corrupt Mayor of Basra.

Al-Melaf cites informed sources, who deny any connection to the Sadrist current in these clashes, who say that the cause of the clashes that erupted in Basra was “looting and corruption” for which the governor of Basra, and his relatives, are known.

Clashes came as an expression of the anger of the Province’s residents with the governor of Basra, Muhammad Musbih al-Wa’ili, whom the sources described as corrupt, and unwilling to take any steps in the reconstruction of the area unless he receives bribes from contractors, al-Melaf reports.

Sources also pointed to the Basra governor that most of the oil smuggling operations in the area were completed by his hand and by a group of his relatives, in a way that resembles, to a large extent, the “mafia gangs” that are common in Basra, al-Melaf reports.

Al-Melaf reported earlier that tribes and notables in the Basra area are seeking to present a complaint against the governor to the Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki over the governor’s conduct.

Muhammad Musbih al-Wa’ili would fit right into the U.S. House alongside Murtha and Pelosi and their looting comrades.

Speaking of Shi’ite ne’er-do-wells, investigations reveal that the rocket attack that came so close to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was with a Katyusha rocket. Iran is the primary source of Russian-made Katyusha rockets in the Middle East. If it turns out that the rocket was supplied by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps out of a store of rockets left-over from the Iraq-Iran war, then the U.N. is going to get really mad and most likely write a strongly worded letter of disapproval concluding that it’s the Jews’ fault.

The rocket exploded during a press conference at the prime Minister’s residence, agencies reported. AP said the Katyusha rocket was fired from a mainly Shiite area on the east bank of the Tigris River. […] The 8 km-range Katyusha rockets, which were manufactured in the Soviet Union, were used by Iran during its war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988. The Shiite armed organization in Lebanon Hezbollah also occasionally uses them, fueling suspicions that it is backed by Iran.

Suspicions that Hezbollah is backed by Iran? That’s like saying there are suspicions that Hollywood is in California, that the sky is blue, down is not up, and pigs don’t fly or brush their teeth.

Finally, on the Sunni side of the Sunni-Shi’ite divide, a new al-Qaeda video from an Afghan al-Qaeda terrorist urges Sunni terrorists in Iraq to join al-Qaeda in Iraq (you know Iraq, the country where there is no evidence acceptable to “Sherlock” Pelosi of al-Qaeda ever being there) instead of trying to make a future for themselves and their families in a free, non-Talibanized Iraq.

Abu Yahia al-Libi, who broke out of the U.S. prison at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul in 2005, said it was the sacred duty of all mujahedeen, or holy warriors, to “stand steadfast together.”

He called on militant groups known as Ansar al-Sunnah, the Islamic Army in Iraq and the Army of the Mujahedeen to “hurry up and respond to the call of the Quran to become one and… join the Islamic State in Iraq,” an al-Qaeda affiliate in the country.

“This is the legitimate duty and urgent need imposed by the circumstances of this stage of the jihad in Iraq,” the black-turbaned al-Libi said, referring to militants’ holy war. […]

Al-Libi also urged them not to “fall into the trap of enemies reaching out to Sunnis in Iraq” and claimed Saudi Arabia’s calls for the support of Iraq’s beleaguered Sunni minority were a sham.

“Your enemies are adding poison to exterminate you and sabotage your jihad. So don’t be drawn in by flashy advertisements of Satan and his followers,” he said.

I know that al-Libi (aka Abulbakar Mohammed Hassan) appreciates his allies Pelosi, Murtha, and Reid. I hope Pelosi et alia appreciate their allies in the Jihad, the global anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-civilized media, corrupt politicians of all stripes, global terrorists, and the terrorists of the Battle of Iraq. They make a good team.

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