Ed Driscoll

Abd al-Hadi: Connecting The Dots, And Omitting Them

John Hinderaker writes:

So al-Hadi, a former Iraqi soldier who became a top al Qaeda operative in Afghanistan and later supervised that organization’s operations in Iraq was caught re-entering that country from Iran: three entities that, we are told, cannot possibly have anything to do with one another.

Meanwhile, Don Surber notes a curious omission from the legacy media:

The U.S. announced on Friday that it captured the mastermind behind the 7/7/2005 bombings in London.

But you would not know it by reading the New York Times, the Washington Post or the Associated Press.

None of them mentioned the London bombings in reporting on the capture of the man who organized that attack, Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi (aka, Abu Abdallah).

Instead, reporters concentrated on where this major player in the war on terrorism was held after his capture.


No it’s not.

Update:Needless to say, don’t expect this meme to generate much MSM traction, either: Tom Joscelyn writes to Power Line that it’s “amazing how many former members of Saddam’s regime became al Qaeda bigwigs.”

On his own blog, Joscelyn has some questions that should be asked of al-Hadi. Meanwhile, Dafydd ab Hugh explores the rococo measures the British feel they must employ to interrogate him, as al-Hadi’s new permanent residence will be in a tropical council flat that’s no longer UK approved.