Friday, June 09, 2006

More news on shape-shifter Zarqawi

This guy's been killed and come back to life so many times, we may never know the truth about what happened to him.

Apparently, the 2 500-lb bombs that were dropped on Zarqawi didn't kill him - they reduced the building to rubble and vapourized everyone in the vicinity, but terrorist tough guy Zarqawi was still alive when security forces arrived on the scene! Troops ID'd him, trundled him onto a stretcher... and he tried to escape! (That's when Jack Bauer jumped up and popped a cap in his ass.)

Obviously that last part was an embellishment, but seriously, this story is starting to get silly. The reporters who were covering this today could barely keep from rolling their eyes. It blows my mind that the American people can't see when they're being played.

Speaking of which, I wonder how long it'll take before a new Bad Guy steps up to take Zarqawi's place. The Bush Administration desperately needs to put a face on this hugely unpopular war: killing off Zarqawi was probably the last thing they wanted to do from a PR standpoint. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and this was likely the only thing they could do that might reverse their negative trending in the polls. I'm betting within a week there's another terrorist poster boy that everyone can point at and say "Look, it's the Bad Guy". (Props to the movie "Scarface".)