Jeffrey LewisAlbania to the Rescue

Just as news of the Spanish and Honduran pullouts from Iraq was giving “false comfort to terrorists” and evil-doers the world over, Albania announces it may increase its “71-member-strong contingent patrolling the northern city of Mosul under U.S. command.”

“The public commitment from Tirana was bound to be welcome news to the United States after Spain/’s weekend announcement that it was withdrawing its 1,300-member contingent as soon as possible,” AP cheerled. AP also describes Bush as scolding Spanish PM Zapatero.

Did I miss the part where AP became a wholly owned subsidiary of the United States Department of Defense? Normally, I get my flag draped propaganda from Jim Garamone and American Forces Press Service.