U.S. Says Zarqawi Died from Blast
The bomb killed the Butcher. Does everyone get that now?
I'm certain that some mouth-foamers will scream "conspiracy!" as the AP's initial--and unsubstantiated--reports crash and burn. Oh, well. Those of us not drinking the MoveOn Kool-Aid can face the fact.
The organizer of foreign homicide bombers met his end thanks to two US bombs. Ah, the poetry of justice!
The Washington Post confirms it here:
"Military pathologists said today that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda leader killed last week in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, died of massive internal injuries caused by the bombs dropped on his hideout and was neither beaten nor shot.Of course, the truth does not incriminate US servicemen. It does not help to undermine the war effort. It doesn't discredit the United States. Therefore, be assured that the truth will soon become irrelevent. Besides, where's the ka-ching! in a terrorist dying from a bombing? A beat-down on a stretcher by angry marines, on the other hand, moves a lot of product!
Col. Steve Jones, an army pathologist, said at a news conference in Baghdad that medics attempted to treat Zarqawi after they arrived, clearing his airways, but that injuries from the June 7 blast to his lungs were not 'survivable.'
Zarqawi was "treated better in death than he treated others in life," added Major Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the military spokesman who presided at today's news conference. He "did lapse in and out of consciousness" but his breathing was shallow and labored all the while, until it stopped, and his pulse deteriorated rapidly.
Zarqawi lived for some 52 minutes after the strike, Jones said."
Quick! Someone find another improbable witness! The window of opportunity closes soon! Milk it, milk it, milk it, baby!