Despite Further Investigation, AP's 'Body Burning' Source Still a Mystery
As Malkin reports, the AP itself isn't being very cooperative in trying to follow up on new leads.
Yesterday, I contacted the AP about the "Jamil Hussein"/Jamil Ghdaab Gulaim/Ghulaim findings and asked these simple questions:Ref. http://michellemalkin.com/archives/006579.htmHere is the response I received yesterday from AP media relations officer Linda Wagner:
1. Is Jamil Ghdaab Gulaim the real name of your oft-cited source, "Captain Jamil Hussein" aka " Jamil Gholaiem Hussein?"
2. If not, where is "Captain Jamil Hussein" currently working? If he is a Baghdad police officer, as AP asserts, why hasn't anyone -- not CPATT, not MOI, not Marc Danzinger's sources [nor Eason Jordan's] -- been able to locate him?
3. What is your response to the CPATT officers' report that Jamil Ghdaab Gulaim denies being AP's source?
I have no additional information for you at this time.
I also cc'ed my questions to AP exec editor Kathleen Carroll.
She did not respond.
Malkin says she has a source who "worked in the same police station where 'Jamil Hussein' allegedly worked." Says the source:
I have received back answers from both my RFI and from my IA S-2 [intelligence] and neither one has found a CPT Jamil Hussein working anywhere in Baghdad as an IP. My S-2 friend has talked with some of the officers in the Al-Yarmouk Police Station and they do not know him either.
WindsofChange.net says he did find a "Jamil Hussein" working at the police station in question, although...
there is no Capt. Jamil Hussein at Yarmouk, but there is a Sergeant by that name, with a somewhat dubious reputation (worked directly under Uday, Baathist remnant, etc.). So, we checked further, because, after all, I want to be certain before I start throwing too many things around, and it takes a different type and level of checking to have anything like confidence there than it does here to have something close to certainty - and be sure that we'll be talking about that a bit later.