In Hillah, site of yesterday’s bombing, several thousand Iraqis demonstrated against terrorism, chanting “No to terrorism!” and “No to Baathism and Wahhabism.” I like that last one especially:
Meanwhile, Centcom commander General John Abizaid testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on recent successes in breaking up Zarqawi’s organization in Iraq:
Against Zarqawi we have been very successful … because of Iraqi intelligence sources, because of treason within his organization, because people are getting tired of what he is doing, which is killing innocent Iraqi people for no reason whatsover. And his days in Iraq are numbered.
Abizaid’s reference to “treason” within Zarqawi’s organization is especially cheering. Not to Zarqawi, of course; with a $25 million price on his head, any hint of disloyalty among his subordinates is likely to be fatal.