Really Bad Math From the Associated Press, ABC News

According to the Associated Press and ABC News, 2006 - 2003 = 4?

The United States invaded Iraq in March of 2003. Three years ago. Right? Yet the AP has headlined a March 11, 2006, article, "After Four Years, Iraq Withdrawal Elusive."

The article itself notes that the United States "enters its fourth year" in Iraq, so why the blatantly false headline?

It also looks like ABC News added more words to the AP headline on its web site by printing underneath, "After Four Years, U.S. Hopes to Draw Down Combat Role in Iraq, but Total Withdrawal Elusive."

What gives? Editing, anyone?

Via Expose the Left and Tiger Hawk.

Dave Pierre
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