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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Awaits Senate Confirmation

NY Times headline: U.S. Identifies Successor to Zarqawi.

Senate leaders Bill Frist and Joe Biden both indicated that they expected Egyptian Abu Ayyub al-Masri to have no trouble in getting his nomination confirmed. Biden said "We're without a boogeyman right now, and the sooner we get one the sooner we can go back to pretending that the war in Iraq has something to do with fighting terrorism."