Mohamad al-Janabi, a reputed al-Qaeda member in the nearby city of Salman
Pak, said in a telephone interview that he was unable to contact his comrades in
Mahmudiyah to determine whether they were responsible for the attack. But he
added: "I can assure you that we will start pressuring Bush in a new way at the same time he is facing pressures from the Democrats and the American people. And there will be no problem to sacrifice 10 soldiers in order to abduct a single American soldier and get him on television screens begging for us to release him."
HT: Dinah Lord