How does the US Government decide who the number two guy in alQaeda is? Do they stick a bunch of Arabic names in a hat and draw out enough for a sinister sounding name? Do they tack photos of known alQaeda operatives to a wall and then throw a dart?
This isn't the first time the govewrnment has been wrong in the war on terror. In fact, the first time came hours after 9/11, when 7 out of 19 hijackers named by the FBI turned out to still be alive. Even then FBI director Louis Freeh acknowledged "we don't know who these people are", and yet never bothered to remove them from the list nor find out who really was on the plane. There are evn some who suggest Osama is dead, even though he has yet to stop making tapes (no more videotapes though, since the last actor playing him barely resembled him) to be released at convenient times for the Bush administration.
Now comes word that Zarqawi's successor as number two guy in alQaeda has been in jail for the last seven years!According to his lawyer, Abu Hamza-alMujahir sits in a prison in Cairo and hasn't been anywhere near Iraq. Of course, that means little to the Bush ADD-ministration, as long as they have a mean looking man of Arab decsent to shake at the American people, they can keep them terrified long enough to remove more of their civil liberties.
The US media center in Iraq had no comment on this matter, and said they had to clarify this with the Egyptian government, but until that time, all alQaeda activity in Iraq will be blamed on al_Muhajir.