Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Instant replay

This is just ridiculous.

June 15, 2004
A leader of militants in Iraq has purportedly written to Osama bin Laden saying his fighters are being squeezed by U.S.-led coalition troops, according to a statement posted Monday on Islamic Web sites.

It was not possible to authenticate the statement allegedly from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian whose insurgent group claimed responsibility for the videotaped beheading of American Nicholas Berg.
  Iraq Net article

March 20, 2004
U.S. forces intercepted a document sent to al-Qaeda leaders that quoted a "terrorist" named Zarqawi as saying the military coalition in Iraq is "suffocating" resistance efforts, Bush said in a weekly radio address marking the first anniversary of the invasion to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. "Zarqawi is getting the idea," Bush said. "Whatever it takes, we will fight and work to assure the success of freedom in Iraq."
  Bloomberg article

Zarqawi, who some old reports said died in a bombing raid when he couldn't get out fast enough, because of his prosthetic leg, sure does come in handy when we need a bad guy (he's being touted as the guy who chopped off Nick Berg's head), and when we need proof that the bad guys are losing.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.