Sunday, June 11, 2006

Zarqawi's photo

Via Spitting Image, the best posting on the targeted assassination of the myth the Americans like to call Zarqawi.  By the way, were the Americans so desperate to ensure that they didn’t take him alive that they didn’t even try the old-fashioned trick of surrounding the house?  Or did the Most Powerful Army in the WorldTM not feel up to the task of facing a little shoot-out?  In order to make lemonade out of the lemons of the collateral damage (dead women and children; but at least they weren’t picnicking on a beach; addendum: it is telling that the American media will tell you the story behind the picture, but won’t show you the picture – gotta keep those Jewish advertisers happy), the Pentagon is crowing about its great technological achievement in killing people so precisely.  This is supposed to be brand new, but it seems to me they were making similar claims about how ‘smart’ their bombs were before the ‘shock and awe’ dropped on Baghdad.