"This is appearing more and more likely to be the case - Zarqawi was probably never wounded to begin with (or hurt only slightly....non-serious) - Yet, it turned into this larger rouse for any number of reasons."
Roger that. Z-man has been running for his life of lately. If he had to leave his computer, personal sack, etc., in that car he escaped from last month, that stopped underneath an overpass, so he could jump out and run for it, while the Iraqi police/army where hot on his trail, he knows how close he came to biting the bullet.
And most probably our military folk that are asked by reporters are going along with it. There will continue to be ops up and down the Euphrates west/east NW of Baghdad up to the Syrian border in all the cities and villages. And each time one or more of our Marine BN's start a new operation, we shall see more of the Iraqi Army getting in on it. At least that's my take on things in mid and northern Al Anbar province. Could be wrong but it just makes sense to me.
Agree completely (this is exactly what is happening)