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Friday, March 03, 2006

The head of the snake

Keep in mind that even though we're rounding up Al-Qaeda terrorists by the score, to some, the war in Iraq is completely separate from the war on terror.

"Critical facilitators" were captured in this latest sweep. Which begs the question: Who was the highest-ranking Coalition officer killed in Iraq so far, and how does that compare to what we've done to Al-Qaeda? I'll leave the capture of Saddam, the death of his sons, etc out of the equation, for now, along with other losers gone to meet their maker outside of Iraq.

Us: Abu Asma, Northern Bagdhad leader - KIA, Muhammad Khalaf Shakar, Mosul Commander - POW, Abul Abbas, aide to al-Zarqawi, POW.

So it looks like we've got at least three terrorists the equivalent of a full colonel,
each in charge of a city, or better (Abul Abbas would be at least a one-star in a real army), along with countless lesser figures.

Them: Col. William Wood, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Lt. Col. David S. Greene, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Lt. Col. Charles H. Buehring, Army Central Command Headquarters.

So far, I think we're winning.


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