Tuesday, April 26, 2005

If Only It'd Been Horseshoes

The Zarqawi that got away:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. troops in Iraq very nearly captured the country's most-wanted terrorist -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- earlier this year, U.S. officials have confirmed.

The incident took place February 20 near Ramadi, west of Fallujah, when U.S. troops were tipped off that al-Zarqawi might be in the area.

At one point, they chased down a suspicious vehicle and later determined that the Jordanian-born insurgent leader had been in it but had escaped.

I wonder how many more times we'll be hearing this terrorist equivalent of a fish story...of course, the story they WON'T mention is that the guy was in Kurdistan throughout 2002, i.e., we could've taken him out pretty easily, given our good relations with the quasi-independent state...but Team Bush insisted upon letting the budding terrorist swim around freely. Which is a wonderful example of just how cynical the administration really is. The blood of those murdered by that nutcase is on Team Bush's hands.

(note: I'll be a little busy today, so posting will be a little sporadic)...

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