One interesting theory is that he isn't really injured and that when he "recovers" later, al-Qaida can point to the power of Muslim prayer. If that's the plan, someone forgot to tell the people of Iraq:
On the streets of Baghdad, many like Saliha Elaibi, covered in black dress from head to toe, were praying the news of his injury was true.
"We are praying for his death. We ask God to save us from him and from his car bombs," she said.
Hats off to the AP for not spinning this story with any bias.