The Associated Press reports that Iraq's interior minister on Saturday refused to comment on rumors that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in custody:
"I wouldn't like to comment for the time being," Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said when asked about rumors that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been arrested. "Let's see. Maybe in the next few days we will make a comment about it."
Pressing him, a reporter asked, "Does that mean he is in custody?"
"No comment," the minister repeated.
According to the AP, the rumors followed an interview aired on an Arab television station earlier this month in which a Saudi man arrested for a deadly truck bombing claimed that he heard from other insurgents that al-Zarqawi had been arrested by Iraqi police in Fallujah but released because authorities didn't recognize him.
Imagine how wonderful it would be to wake up one morning soon to the news that this evil doer is indeed in custody.
At Captain's Quarters, Captain Ed links to a similar article in the Jerusalem Post and cations that we have been down this road before and found nothing.
Media Lies posts that the Interior Minister response was very odd if they do not have Zarqawi.
At Power Line, Hindrocket reminds us that this is at least the third time that we have passed along a report that Zarqawi has been captured.