In all of the stories over the weekend about the violence in Iraq, insurgent bombings, and the loss of two more American troops, did you ever read this? See below:
Also Monday, the Defense Ministry reported Iraqi security forces had killed 35 insurgents and arrested 487 in nationwide raids since Wednesday, when bombers blew up a major Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad.
“All of them are Iraqis and affiliated to different terrorist groups and especially al-Qaida in Iraq,” Maj. Gen. Jassim Mohamed told The Associated Press. “But we don’t have confirmed reports that they were behind Samara bombings.”
Also today: Iraq TV says top Zarqawi aide captured
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Interior Ministry forces captured a top aide to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi during a raid in western Iraq, state television reported Monday.
Also today: did you see the story of how Germany fed the US Saddam’s war plan for Iraq one month before the invasion? And how, at the end of the story, the NYTimes calls the people who kidnapped the Christian Science Monitor stringer “militants” and not terrorists? What does that make Zarqawi, bin Laden, Zawahiri–militants?