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Monday, November 21, 2005

Is Zarqawi Dead?

Al-Zarqawi is possibly dead in recent attacks in Mosul, Iraq.

From the AP:
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. forces sealed off a house in the northern city of Mosul where eight suspected al-Qaida members died in a gunfight _ some by their own hand to avoid capture. A U.S. official said Sunday that efforts were under way to determine if terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was among the dead....

In Washington, a U.S. official said the identities of the terror suspects killed was unknown. Asked if they could include al-Zarqawi, the official replied: "There are efforts under way to determine if he was killed ."

Update from Reuters (8:06pm)

But Trent Duffy, a White House spokesman, said reports of al-Zarqawi's death were "highly unlikely and not credible."

This would be a big hit to the insurgency in Iraq. I won't get my hopes up, but it would be nice to have the rat gone. Rest of the story is at the Washington Post

Update: This mornings (11/21) Washington Post article has an offical putting the possibility that Zarqawi was killed at 30%.
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Because I'm a smart ass:
Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are said to be huddling trying to figure out who we'll negotiate our withdrawl from Iraq with if al-Zarqawi is actually dead.
More links to additional information available at Don Surber's blog

6Comments:

Blogger Maricopa Mark said...

Good grief -- your entire page scrolls sideways.

I'm not feeling the love.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Not sure why it's doing that. I did pull a marquee tag out of a message, see if that helps.

4:06 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Who the hell is Don Surber and why does he keep following me around the blogosphere this morning????

7:24 AM  
Blogger Junker said...

Heard the news the other night, I've had my fingers crossed all day.

Hope they wacked the fucker.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Mark, Don can be found at Donsurber.blogspot.com, and he runs the ecosystems #21 rated blog, based on hits and links.

Why he's following you, I'm not sure.

Junker, I'm with you, I hope they got him.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Dr Zen said...

Al-Zarqawi is mostly a myth. He is blamed for attacks before the investigation has even begun. Your authorities understand that it's a lot easier in the public mind to be fighting figureheads than it is to fight disparate and unfocused forces. It's likely even that Al-Zarqawi is a composite. It's also in the other side's interests to big him up.

8:10 PM  

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