U.S. troops nearly captured Iraq's most-wanted terrorist -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- earlier this year, officials say. The incident took place in February near Ramadi after a tip that al-Zarqawi might be in the area, sources said. At one point, the officials said, troops chased a suspicious car and determined al-Zarqawi had been in it but had escaped.That's CNN.com's lead story right now--Officials say that troops may have come close to catching a guy they claim to be a bad guy two months ago. Must be a slow news day.
The Zarqawi story about the resistance is all a crock, anyhow. Thousands of Iraqis are now actively involved with the resistance, with at least the passive support of millions of others. Catching or killing one guy wouldn't make one bit of difference. The only issue is how long it will take the US to get a clue and get out of Iraq.