HomeWar On TerrorCapture Of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Denied Capture Of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Denied Kevin July 29, 2004 War On Terror 4 Comments Reports that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was captured in Western Iraq. Now those reports are being denied by representatives of the US Central Command and Iraq’s Interior Ministry. [Link] Choose Or Loose Democratic Blogger Canned Over Criticism Related Posts When being mauled by a lion, don't poke at an eagle 2nd American Hostage Murdered War Crimes, Live About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 4 Comments BigFire July 29, 2004 The original story is so flimsy (an unknown Russian newspaper quoting an unknown Iraqi blog) that I never took it seriously. The Den Beste Rule on Breaking News still holds true. Chuck Simmins July 29, 2004 Abu? No, Abu can’t come to the phone right now. [smack] He’s… er… taking a shower. [wack] Oh, he takes long showers. [jolt] I’ll tell him ya called. [gouge] Yeah, he’ll get back to ya sometime. [groan] McGehee July 29, 2004 I question the timing of the initial reports and the denials. The Commissar July 29, 2004 Like McGehee said. Isn’t the timing of this very convenient and suspicious?