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April 04, 2006

Zarqawi Stripped Of Leadership Role Due To Bloody Tactics?

If true, then Bush hasn't been impeached, but Zarqawi has been. There is no joy in DUville today.

ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI, the most feared commander in the Iraqi insurgency, may have been forced to surrender his leadership by rival groups, angered by his bloody tactics and the interference of foreign fighters in the Iraqi conflict. According to Huthayfah Azzam, the son of Abdullah Azzam, al-Zarqawi’s former mentor, the notorious commander of al-Qaeda in Iraq was stripped of his political duties at a meeting two weeks ago.

“The Iraqi resistance high command asked al-Zarqawi to give up his political role and replaced him with an Iraqi because of several mistakes,” said Mr Azzam in an interview with al-Arabiya, the Arabic news channel. “Al-Zarqawi’s role has been limited to military action,” he said.

[H]is tactics have alienated many Iraqis, even those sympathetic to the insurgency. Mr Azzam, whose father is known as the “prince of the Mujahidin”, said that he was accused of “creating an independent group” in Iraq, “making political mistakes” and hijacking the Iraqi insurgency for his own cause.

If the terrorists have more and more difficulty attacking American soldiers, which they seem to have, and they've decided to stop attacking Iraqi civilians, doesn't that mean the war is winding down?

In related news, Cynthia McKinney called a press conference and stated that Zarqawi was guilty only of "being a freedom fighter while swarthy." Danny Glover and Sting are organizing a concert in support of him.

Thanks to Allah.


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