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.Uh-huh
“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."
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)
Posted by Gritsforbreakfast at 12:52 PM