Thursday, August 04, 2005
Requiem for a journalist
Of course, the fact that he's dead and they are not also is a statement in itself. I note that Basra was not one of the places on their itinerary.
I read some of their "reports."
It's scary to think how stupid one would have to be to believe them.
Basra is far from the worst place in Iraq. *Really* far from. Islamic fundamentalists care about whether women are properly submissive and the correct line of descent from the Prophet, stuff like that. I'd be surprised if they were at the center of financial corruption.
The more I think about, the more I wonder if Vincent was picking up the trail of American-funded death squads. *That* would be dangerous to a journalist's health.
I seem to recall that the car that picked him up was pricy and was marked "Police", though apparently not with official markings. This is the sort of detail that whispers "Death squad."
Supposedly, Vincent was planning to marry the translator to help her get a visa out of the country. Vincent's wife of 13 years was aware of this plan. A source says this is not a classic honor killing, in which the woman receives all of the bullets. But it might be.
I'm back to square one on this. Maybe Mrs. Vincent put out a hit? Was she in on the scheme to get a nanny? The Torygraph has turned what seemed a simple story into a muddle.
At any rate, Vincent was the only person at NRO who qualified as a journalist.
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