Meet the New Boss; Same as the Old Boss

June 16, 2006


**UPDATE** Get the back story on the meaning of the Zarqawi kill in the lastest Weekly Standard here. Richard Miniter lays out three Zarqawi Myths.
Myth #1: Zarqawi was “created” by the US
Myth #2: Killing Zarqawi solved nothing
Myth #3: Zarqawi was beaten to death by American troops.

The U.S. military presented the new face of al-Qaida in Iraq on Thursday, displaying a photograph of a bearded man in a traditional white Arab headdress and saying he was taking over after the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said it’s not certain that al-Masri is al-Zarqawi’s successor. ABC News reports some officials don’t know if he’s the real deal but…

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