Zarqawi Embarrasses U.S. Again

I had trouble understanding what Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch was getting at when he referred to a week old videotape of Zarqawi “bloopers” as evidence that his capture was imminent.

Apparently, our biggest enemy in Iraq doesn’t even know how to shoot a gun, despite the fact that he’s portrayed as the monster behind the “al Qaeda in Iraq ‘insurgency’,” not to mention last year’s Amman bombings. And now that we know he can’t shoot this should make it easier for our tired troops to find him?

I mean, in the videos — Zawahri always has the most dramatically oversized weapon on the vids… surely if Zarqawi can’t clear the chamber the Zawahri doesn’t even know where to find the trigger.

Man, do I feel for those 130,000 much-to-well-trained troops we have on the ground in Iraq.

See needlenose for the Zarqawi / Craig Ehlo comparison.

Don’t Let Him Die Easy

The Moussaoui verdict is a victory not for him, but for justice overall. He was originally alleged to be the 20th terrorist on the 9/11 flight crew, in which case he would have ultimately found his salvation in his sudden death aboard one of the doomed aircraft.

I’ve always thought life in prison to be a far harsher sentence than the death penalty. Either way, guilt will only be absolved with death, but in the case of a life sentence, it will be preceded by years of torturous suffering in isolation. Not that I’m a fan of torture, but to give Moussaoui a death sentence would essentially be releasing him of his guilt.

It must be understood the jihadist culture does not share the same “eye for an eye” sentiment as is understood in most sectors of Judeo-Christian culture.

And now, back to my harrowing final projects or school!