Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Zarqawi Experiencing Empty Nest Syndrome

Strategy Page tells us why:

Without much fanfare or publicity, American and British commandoes have taken apart al Qaeda's operation in Iraq. About the only non-Iraqi al Qaeda leader left in Iraq is military leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, a Jordanian. In the last few months, American commandoes nearly caught Zarqawi at least three times. On April 16th and 25th, raids killed and captured over twenty al Qaeda members. Interrogations of the captured men indicated that Zarqawi was in the area. Also captured, before it showed up on an al Qaeda web site, was a video of Zarqawi, holding an American M249 light machinegun. Several of these have been lost, usually from vehicles hit by roadside bombs, and abandoned by their crews. In the video, Zarqawi pleaded for Iraqi Sunni Arabs to support him and not, as more and more Sunni Arabs are doing, the democratically elected government.

This reminds me of something the late, great, Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard once said: "Mama always told me to wear clean underwear; You never know when you might be in a wreck."

Whether Zarqawi is prepared or not, his death or capture appears to be approaching at a rapid pace. He'd do well to stock up!

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