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Tell you something funny — but not funny/ha-ha. In Impromptus today, I talk about Hugo Chávez and his praise for Carlos the Jackal, Robert Mugabe, Idi Amin, and other lovely creatures. I link to an article from the Associated Press (here). But what I failed to notice, until this morning, was the headline — the precise wording of the headline — over the article: “Chavez praises alleged terrorist Carlos the Jackal.”

Alleged, huh? My friends (as John McCain would say), if Carlos the Jackal is not a terrorist, then no one is a terrorist, and no one can be a terrorist. If Carlos the Jackal is merely “alleged” . . . well, you get the picture.

Count on me to brighten up a morning, right?