Thursday, March 31, 2005
U.S. forces in Iraq are holding a senior operative of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who holds joint American-Jordanian citizenship, defense officials said Thursday.
The man was captured in a raid by U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq late in 2004, said Matthew Waxman, the Pentagon's deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs.
It really is quite remarkable that we were able to keep a lid on this for three months. Here's to hoping that he spilled a lot of beans before his fellow jihadis learned that he had been picked up. And let's also hope that the American left has the good sense not to demand that he be prosecuted under criminal law.