Gateway Pundit asks a good question:
Where is the AP's proof that six Sunni civilians were doused with kerosene and burned alive on November 24, 2006?
The story, if untrue, was also a slander against Shiites, who were accused of committing the alleged crime.
In reply, the AP relies on anonymous witnesses, whose claims therefore cannot be verified by anyone else. A week after the fact, the AP still can't even provide names of five of the six people who were supposedly burned alive.
Gateway Pundit points out that there should be bodies, reports from morgues, and photographs (which AP claims it has but has not produced). There should be objective proof by now that this alleged crime actually took place.
Gateway Pundit is right to demand proof from the AP.
My only concern is that the terrorists, pressed by the AP to help them come up with more proof, may take it upon themselves to grab the kerosene and six unlucky souls . . . and produce some brand new "proof."