Friday, June 09, 2006

Zarqawi might have suffered a while before he died... Sweet.

If only they could have stuffed a little bacon or ham or pork on him before he died. You know.... make sure he dies knowing he won't get those 72 virgins.

WaPo - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist who led an al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Iraq, initially survived an airstrike that targeted his hideout north of Baghdad Wednesday, then died on a stretcher as U.S. troops prepared to give him medical assistance, a U.S. general said today.

Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, a top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said Zarqawi tried to roll off the stretcher and had to be restrained, mumbling something unintelligible, before he died of wounds received when a U.S. Air Force F-16 dropped two 500-pound bombs on his safe house late Wednesday. Initial reports were that Zarqawi died instantly in the bombing, which Caldwell said killed five other people, including three women.

I can't believe that he survived the initial blasts from the two bombs.

The Today Show this morning did a story on the intelligence behind the bombing mentioning that a tipster gave us Sheik Abdul Rahman, Zarqawi's spritual guru, and we tailed him for 6 weeks and he eventually led us to the safe house where Zarqawi was hiding.