The MSNBC Breaking News story of the capture of the “Ace of Diamonds,” Saddam’s security chief Adid Hamid Mahmud, is great news.

But I’m more amused by the tagline on the link, “Saddam’s #2 could be gold mine for US intelligence.”

A crappy job, but someone has to do it.

James Joyner
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  1. John Lemon says:

    But he hasn’t been a good boy, so he will be getting coal in his stocking for Christmas.

  2. MommaBear says:

    And you had the nerve to scold MB a while back for her caption; wash your keyboard off with soap!


    [and they still haven’t figured out how to convert that into gold, btw]