There were several reports over the weekend that the #1 al-Qaeda man in Iraq had been captured:
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of the group suspected of beheading two Bulgarian hostages, has reportedly been arrested in Western Iraq.
Al-Zarqawi has been arrested by Iraqi police and US military close to the border with Syria, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing information posted on the Internet. Zarqawi was dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Reports claim that he didn’t oppose the arrest.
A blood sample has been sent to Baghdad for DNA tests.
However, aside from WorldNetDaily, I didn’t see any of these reports in the Western media.
Today, al-Zarqawi is blamed for the bomb attacks on five Christian churches yesterday in Iraq.
What’s going on here? Did we get the wrong guy, or wasn’t the timing right to announce that al-Zarqawi had been caught?