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Saturday, January 22, 2005

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Zarqawi in custody?

Jerusalem Post is reporting very interesting comments from the Iraqis about Zarqawi.
Iraq's interior minister on Saturday refused to comment on rumors that the top terror leader in the country had been taken into custody.

"I wouldn't like to comment for the time being," Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said when asked about rumors that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been arrested. "Let's see. Maybe in the next few days we will make a comment about it."

Pressing him, a reporter asked, "Does that mean he is in custody?"

"No comment," the minister repeated.
That's a very odd way to respond if they do not have Zarqawi. If they do have him, I wouldn't be suprised if the scumbag sung like a canary and they want to milk him for all he's worth before admitting they have him. Thugs like him usually collapse even before the pressure starts. Their "courage" comes from sending others to die and slaughtering innocents in captivity. (Hat tip to Captain Ed, who urges caution, because we've heard these rumors before.

As I pointed out recently, the last tape from Zarqawi was strangely worded, and there was some question if it was his voice. Perhaps that was the first indication that the rumors might actually be true.

Personally I don't believe his capture would have a huge impact on the "insurgents". After all, the Ba'athists are in this fight too, and they're not going to quit just because one scumbag was captured. I'm sure there's some "lions of Allah" that will be all to happy to take his place as well.