Do Bloggers Owe the AP an Apology?
The AP reports that "Ministry spokesman Brig. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, who had previously denied there was any such police employee as Capt. Jamil Hussein, said in an interview that Hussein is an officer assigned to the Khadra police station, as had been reported by The Associated Press. ... Khalaf told the AP that an arrest warrant had been issued for the captain for having contacts with the media in violation of the ministry's regulations."
If true this will reverse the positions completely. It will have been the Iraqi Ministry of Information that has been lying and the Associated Press which has been telling the truth about Jamil Hussein. Is AP owed an apology? If this story turns out to be true then there is no option but to acknowledge the AP got it right and its critics got it wrong.