No. 2 al-Qaida leader in Iraq arrestedBy QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior operative in al-Qaida in Iraq, and the group now suffers from a "serious leadership crisis," the national security adviser said Sunday.
Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, was arrested a few days ago, Mouwaffak al-Rubaie said, adding that his arrest also led to the capture or death of 11 other top al-Qaida in Iraq figures and nine lower-level members.Another #2 captured plus a bonus of 11 "top al-Qaida" !!! We've got Johnny Islam-o-facist on the run now.
I've been holding back on this to see if the right wing of the delawareblogosphere was going to break radio silence on the Iraq war over this piece of "good news". They are not, so here it goes...
I'm not a military expert, but I've been observing the Bush mal-administration closely so let me tell you how this "arrest" came about.
1) Rove is in his office thinking "We need some good news. We need to get another al-Qaida #2" So he calls Bush and says "George, We need a another #2 ASAP, the F'ing mid-terms are comming up."
2) George says, "I'm all over it" and hangs up. The yells over to his secretary "Get Rummy off his ass and tell him to get a #2 - Karl is pissed."
3) George's Driver says "okay". (Why explain for the 999th time that he is not the secretary, but the driver?) and passes the message along to the Preisdent's real secretary.
4) Bush's secretary calls her counterpart at the Pentagon and says, "Karl wants another #2 for the papers."
5) Rummy's secretary enters his office and says "Here is your warm milk and the shortbread cookies you like. By the way, the White House called. They want another #2."
6) Rummy asks, "Locked up, killed or OTHER
?" his voice full of expectant child-like selfishness.
7) The Sec. Def's secretary says "They did not say. Do you want me to call Gen. Abizaid?" Rummy nods returns his attention to his risk game. You get the idea. It continues down the line all the way to the poor sucker who gives this laughable quote to the AP. ""We believe that al-Qaida in Iraq suffers from a serious leadership crisis. Our troops have dealt fatal and painful blows to this organization," the security adviser said."
BTW - Michael Castle
thinks Bush is dong a great job.