Say hello to your cellmate, Bubba:
Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin and trusted advisor of Saddam Hussein who earned a reputation for ruthlessness by using poison gas to supress a Kurdish uprising in 1988, has been captured, the American military said today.
The United States Central Command in Tampa, Fla., announced the capture of Mr. Majid but gave no details on where he was detained or how. Mr. Majid was No. 5 on the allied forces’ list of the 55 most wanted Iraqis.
The capture of Mr. Majid represents another step in the military’s effort to wipe out any lingering influence of the fragmented remnants of Mr. Hussein’s government.
That would be “Chemical Ali” to you and me.
*** Update ***
The Iraqi general formerly known as ‘Chemical Ali’ was captured this morning by Coalition troops.
However, Ali Hassan al-Majid is now officially known as ‘Conventional Ali,’ since it is common knowledge that Iraq had no chemical weapons program.
Scott Ott, genius.