The blogosphere is buzzing on this rumor/news that Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, Saddam's Number 2, instrumental in the rise of the Baath party and right hand man throughout Saddams reign of terror, has been captured.
The Command Post has a roundup of an amazing amount of news coverage all put concise and to the point, excellent!
Petrified Truth points us to this BBC Article that says the reports of capture are untrue.
Alpha Patriot points us to Patio Pundit's Iraq Playing Card Checklist, go see how we're doing on crumpling up the deck (very well!).
And of course the blogosphere itself and their excitement:
| Wizbang |
Backcountry Conservative |
Dean's World |
..or not. According to The Guardian:
Officials from Iraq's new government were left embarrassed last night after mistakenly announcing the capture of Saddam Hussein's deputy, the most senior figure from the regime still on the run.
Hat tip: Outside The Beltway & The Command Post.