Saturday, March 25, 2006

Iraq - Looking for an exit strategy

At least Zarqawi is.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist and the head of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, has sharply lowered his profile in recent months, and his group claims to have submitted itself to the leadership of an Iraqi.

In postings on Web sites used by jihadi groups, Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, the terrorist network's arm in Iraq, claims to have joined with five other guerrilla groups to form the Mujahedeen Shura, or Council of Holy Warriors. The new group, whose formation was announced in January, is said to be headed by an Iraqi named Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi. Since then, Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia has stopped issuing its own proclamations.

The Mujahedeen Shura, which continues to call for attacks against American and Iraqi forces, has stopped taking responsibility for large-scale suicide attacks against civilians, and it has toned down its fierce verbal attacks against Iraq's Shiite majority.

Zarqawi has few options. The Coalition and Iraqi forces are hunting him. Local terrorists have decalred all out war on him and the locals have turned against him. Thanks to tips from both of these groups, the coalition have been capturing or killing hundreds of al Qaeda as well as capturing numerous weapons caches.

These coupled with Iraqis taking more control of their country, led to the lowest US troop deaths since the beggining of the war.

Just more proof we are winning.

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