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August 06, 2007

Number of Civilians Reported Killed In Airstrike On Taliban: 200-300
Actual Number: Zero

Oh well, pretty close. Good enough for media work!

See, it's kind of like a David Sedaris book. The comic punch of lines like "300 civilians were killed" trumps the hypertechnical factual accuracy of the true figure.

We're going for a compelling narrative here. Like David Sedaris. Sometimes minor "facts" -- who farted on Grandma's lap, 300 civilians being killed in an airstrike, becoming deaded by the horror of war before actually seeing any war -- have to be stretched a bit to make the narrative zippy and funny.


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