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April 03, 2006

Downsizing is a Tough Pill to Swallow

Musab al-Zarqawi replaced

IRAQ'S resistance has replaced Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as political head of the rebels, confining him to a military role, the son of Osama bin Laden's mentor said in Jordan.

"The Iraqi resistance's high command asked Zarqawi to give up his political role and replaced him with an Iraqi, because of several mistakes he made," said Hudayf Azzam, who claims close contacts with the rebels.
"Zarqawi's role has been limited to military action," said Azzam, whose late father Abdullah Azzam was the mentor of bin Laden, the al-Qaeda boss.

"Zarqawi bowed to the orders two weeks ago and was replaced by Iraqi national Abdullah bin Rashed al-Baghdadi," Azzam said.

Saw this yesterday via The Counterterrorism Blog and wondered if it had any credence. Low and behold, it's just showing up on MSNBCcom, so I figured it was safe to share.

I sure wish they'd whacked the little f*cker, instead of moving him down a notch. But hopefully now this means he's vunerable and schmaybe a 'patriot' (or a pragmatic businessman...) will sell him out.

Posted by tree hugging sister at April 3, 2006 05:07 PM