Thursday, December 29, 2005

Congressman made up Al Quaeda incident at TX border

A lie can travel halfway 'round the world before the truth can tie its shoes.
- Mark Twain (attributed)
In November ... US Congressman John Culberson told Fox News that an Iraqi national with ties to al qaeda was apprehended on the Texas-Mexico Border.

“And the Hudspeth County Sheriff, Arvin West, and the Brewster County, Ronnie Dodson, confirmed for me that they had an Al Qaeda terrorist, an Iraqi national who was on the FBI’s terrorist list as an Al Qaeda member in the Brewster County jail,” Culberson said on Fox's Hanity and Colmes show. ...

Brewster County Sheriff Ronnie Dodson said to the Big Bend Sentinel, “We have no terrorist in our jail.” Bill Vanderland of Midland, the FBI supervisor for the Permian Basin and Big Bend, stated to the press "that it appears the reports of Al Qaeda terrorists detained in Far West Texas jails has been blown way out of proportion."
Uh-huh

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are you surprised that anyone would create a false story that that gives quick access and influence to people's minds?

It got attention, it influenced others and nothings going to happen to the person who made up the story.

Freedom of the press means freedom of good and bad press.

Even the good guys now know that.

PoppieProng said...

Why oh why did it have to be my congressman?

thehim said...

I was watching BBC News last week, and they had a report on the situation at the Arizona border. The BBC reporter was in a helicopter with U.S. Border Agents and the border agent referred to some Mexicans he saw as "terrorists". The reporter then asked (and you could tell he was stunned by that), "Are they really terrorists?" The border agent just said, "Yes, they're terrorists, they're terrorizing all of us."

Fred said...

This guy is slime...and leavrit to Fox to push the story...

Shaine Mata said...

Aw, geez. We need to beef up security at the border, no doubt, but not like this.