Was Zarqawi's location revealed by former Sunni allies wanting to get in on the Defence or Interior ministries in Baghdad?
The best advice about Iraq is not to believe anything you hear. The next best advice is to heavily discount both bad news and good news. But something about Allbritton's theory makes sense.
If this works, Iraq has a chance at stability. It won't be the ideal non-sectarian democracy Maikaya, or the Iraqi left, envisioned. It will be all about elite sectarian/ethnic accommodation. But if the accommodation holds, then it will allow the Iraqi government to establish order and end the occupation, which would be great.