Just call him ‘Al’

‘Chemical Ali’ detained in Iraq

Ali Hasan Al-Majid Al-Tikriti has been captured by US forces. Although reported killed by both US and British forces at various points during the campaign, no one really believed he had been taken out. The Pentagon won’t officially confirm anything about Chemical Ali. In fact,

“We are not confirming anything about Chemical Ali,” a Pentagon spokeswoman told Reuters.

Remember that these are the same folks that said they weren’t using napalm. Anyway, this is another big victory for US forces and is just another sign that, despite setbacks and increasing terrorist and irregular military attacks, things are moving along in Iraq.