So, did you, like me, believe it when you saw the news footage of the big battle between the Iraqi Army and supposed insurgents in which "250" insurgents were killed, and one of our helicopters shot down that had been strafing and bombing these so-called insurgents in a grove of palm trees not far from an important Shi'ite Mosque?
It made no sense at all. Why would insurgents, who have been carrying out more and more sophisticated suicide bombings and remote controlled bombings and guerrilla style hit and run attacks suddenly arrive where they know the Iraqi Army is for a stand up face to face battle.
No. It was clearly complete nonsense. Which our wonderful media reported as if they were there.
Turns out it indeed was complete nonsense, as this Truthout article documents.