Frankly, though, someone could have made the whole story up (not unheard of in US media....some fiction has even won pulitzers for big named outfits) and the islamists would still have latched onto it and used it even if it had later been reported as false b/c you wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a "good story/spin". It's a footnote, b/c it's been corrected, but it ultimately is much ado about nothing and its impact on the "jihadi recruiting effort" is questionable speculation at best (much like Gitmo....unless you really believe that it took the pampering of jihadists in a US military prison to radicalize "stable youths" in the first place). One wonders what the next islamist molehill is that will be blown into a full scale mountain.
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman