Let us assume you are an editor at a certain well known right-leaning political site, the spinoff of a now decades old magazine. It is perhaps understandable, especially given recent events in Washington, that an earlier story might have been missed, so in the course of catching up you notice something of interest and decide to post it. Thus (emphasis mine):
How Cool Is This? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
I had missed, from the Daily News Monday:
RAMADI, Iraq – When members of the government of Anbar Province met with President Bush last week, they presented him with a letter dedicating their success in wiping out Al Qaeda here to the victims of Sept. 11
The letter, which was obtained by the Daily News, was signed by Anbar Governor Mamoun Sami Rashid, Provincial Council Chairman Abdul-Salam Abdullah, and Sheik Sattar abu Risha, the sheik credited with beginning the Anbar Awakening.
Iraqi tribal leader Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, a key figure in U.S. efforts to turn local residents against al-Qaeda in the restive Anbar province, was killed today by a roadside bomb, U.S. military and Iraqi sources confirmed.
This was reported earlier today, earlier than the first quote [EDIT: Lopez has now added a separate post with the news]. Now, I’m far from perfect when it comes to bad timing, so my thought is more rueful empathy than anything else. Still, you’d figure they’d have a rolling newsfeed up at this point over there after four years plus. Ah well, maybe that’s something for their next budget update.