Just throwing this out there for thought. The islamic month of ramadan begins on September 21st this year- 6 days after General Petraeus brings out his report on the continuing and expanding success of the Surge.
The month of ramadan is usually the MOST violent month of the year when it comes to attacks against other peoples, faiths and nations. I won't be surprised if something major happens in Iraq during that period. And that the MSM will be 'programmed to recieve,' if you take my meaning.