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?