The Blue Surge Scoot

The Democrats have tied the Senate in knots while they debate which version of a non-binding, non-confidence, nonsense-of-the-Senate motion to encourage al-Qaeda they want to pass.

Fortunately, life goes on – for a few less Islamofascists. Whole thing at the link.

Al Qaeda in Iraq Crumbling: al Masri on the run

Coalition forces in Iraq have delivered a series of stunning blows to al Qaeda in Iraq in the last 48 hours.

A key aide to Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the man who replaced Abu Musab al Zarqawi as the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, has been captured south of Baghdad. As A.J. Strata notes, the trail to the al Qaeda leader is fresh: the captured aide admitted to meeting with al Masri yesterday.

Since Taji is north of Baghdad, these two al Qaeda IED cell leaders captured by the U.S. in West Taji are not the same as those above. That’s four al Qaeda leaders captured.

But four is such a lonely number. A facilitator of foreign fighters was captured by the Iarqi Army on the Syrian border. And foreign fighters tend to mean al Qaeda.

Not to be outdone by the IA, the U.S. struck two houses where foreign fighters had gathered—13 jihadis dead. An “individual” associated with foreign fighter facilitation was in the targeted area.

But wait, that’s not all.

Top Iraqi official held in raid Whole thing at the link.

US and Iraqi forces in Baghdad have arrested the deputy health minister during a raid at his offices.

The minister, Hakim al-Zamili, is a key member of the political group led by radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

He is accused of aiding Shia militiamen and using ambulances to move weapons, a ministry source told the BBC.

Muqtada al-Sadr is the keyword as TOC has noted. If al-Zamili is not charged and tried, things are not going well.