Thursday, June 08, 2006

ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI

The U.S. is pretty sure -- this time -- that Zarqawi is dead. The Jordanian-born Zarqawi was northeast of Baghdad when an airstrike sent him to his fates.

Who gets the point in our continuing game of guess the death? Doc Larry, awake in the 5 a.m. hour, catches the squeal.

The Associated Press says Zarqawi's relatives think he's become a martyr. The Bush Administration figures the death is good for an uptick in the polls. They're right.

On a not-entirely-unrelated note, in a couple weeks, "Syriana" is released on DVD. We'll be watching for the Mussawi character, an old spook named Jimmy, now working for the competition:
Bob, what do you know about the torture methods used by the Chinese on the Falun Gong? Huh? Method number one. What's your guess? Water dungeon. Did you guess water dungeon? Impractical here. Number two method? Number two: twisting arm and putting face in feces. Not interested in two? Number three. Number three is called 'pulling nails from fingers.' What do you think Bob? Number three sound good to you?
Number three sounds just fine.

1 comment:

bboldt2 said...

They just don’t understand that the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will do less than nothing to stop or even slow international terrorism and the Iraqi insurgency. Like a misguided entomologist who thinks that stomping on a few soldier ants will have any dampening effect on the determination of the ant hill to attack and thrive, Rumsfeld still seems to believe that exhibiting the corpse of the body of this “leader” will do anything other than motivate the al-Qaida hive to fight even more brutally to avenge another martyr. Better that we should work to clean up the local police who moonlight as death squads – on our pay roll. Ignorance on this level is as inexcusable as it is incomprehensible. It makes sense only as another ham handed PR exercise to satisfy credulous Americans. I guess it may also shut up for a while the critics who are complaining about the atrocities our troops are perpetrating on Iraqi civilians. Another nice coincidence working just in the nick of time for our benighted Defense Secretary?
Bob Boldt