Finally, a bit of real news from Iraq that the media may even cover. Why? Because it’s a sex scandal! And god knows how the 24/7 cable shows love sex. And sexual triangles. Hell, just about any angle on sex gets them drooling.

Meanwhile, in other news, not so important, and not so fascinating . . .

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Thursday, bringing to eight the number of American troops killed in Iraq this week.

A military statement said the soldier was killed on Wednesday by an armor-piercing roadside bomb called an explosively formed projectile, or EFP.

U.S. officials say components of EFPs are made in neighboring Iran and supplied to Shiite militias fighting U.S. troops.

Don’t you love the way the Pentagon’s Department of Propaganda keeps pushing the “Iran is killing the troops!” angle. You have to admire that kind of persistence. No proof is ever offered except for bald faced statements that EFPs must be coming from Iran. And the media reports those statements without question! Only in America folks (at least now that the Soviet Union is no more) do we have a press corps so subservient to our nation’s leader and his generals.

Oh, and that ties in nicely with this story about the evil and dangerous Iran which is even more insidious than those blasted atheistic Commies when it comes to endangering good decent white people Westerners:

[T]he U.S. Treasury claimed that the Iranian export bank, Bank Saderat, served as a pipeline for channeling government funds to terror organizations such as Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas. “Between 2001 and 2006 the bank transferred $50 million from the central bank in Iran to its London-based subsidiary, and via it to the branch in Beirut, in order to help Hezbollah,” claimed the U.S. Treasury. “Hezbollah for its part used the bank in order to transfer money to other terror organizations, including Hamas. From 2005 there were deposits totalling millions of dollars for Hamas in Bank Saderat. Last year the bank transferred several million dollars to the organization.”

Thank goodness our President is so determined to use reasoned diplomacy to resolve our differences with this maniacal regime bent on world domination:

“President Bush believes that we can solve this issue diplomatically, and that everyone’s preference is to solve it diplomatically, not just here in the United States but with our allies and certainly with Israel,” Perino said.

So I guess this stuff doesn’t really mean what I think it means, right?

The New York Times Friday quoted U.S. officials as saying Israel had carried out a big military exercise in an apparent rehearsal for a potential strike at Iran’s nuclear sites.

Israel, widely believed to have the Middle East’s only atomic arsenal, has described Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to its existence.

Oh, but I forgot, this was supposed to be a story about sex. Mea culpa. I got carried away with all the other trivial stuff occurring in the Middle East and forgot to emphasize what’s really important: titillating the hormonal drives of the male viewers of American Cable News shows. Oh, and the sagging libidos of all the male pundits, too. Let’s not forget them.

So, thank you Laura Logan. You’ve done a real service to your fellow journalists. You’ve finally given them an excuse to talk about Iraq again.

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