Once again let's see if the press can dig up anything to make the United States look like a bunch of thugs in Iraq...
USA Today (AP) U.S. officials have altered their account of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying he was alive and partly conscious after bombs destroyed his hideout, and an Iraqi man raised fresh questions about the events surrounding the end of Iraq's most-wanted militant.
The man, who lived near the scene of the bombing, told AP Television News on Friday that he saw U.S. soldiers beating an injured man resembling al-Zarqawi until blood flowed from the victim's nose.
...The Iraqi, identified only as Mohammed, said residents put a bearded man in an ambulance before U.S. forces arrived. He said the man was found lying next to an irrigation canal.
"He was still alive. We put him in the ambulance, but when the Americans arrived they took him out of the ambulance, they beat him on his stomach and wrapped his head with his dishdasha, then they stomped on his stomach and his chest until he died and blood came out of his nose," Mohammed said, without saying how he knew the man was dead.
Personally... I don't give a rat's ass if the SOB was alive and doing jumping jacks before US forces got there! I care even less if he was then beaten to death by so much as a chorus line of showgirls... much less US Forces (Urh RAH!)-- Actually I think I would have peed myself laughing if it had indeed been the showgirls! I know ethically I should care, it is the moralistic and ethical proper course. But after a few seconds of soul searching for an iota of concern for this TERRORIST'S treatment, I came up with... NOTHING, NADA, BUPKIS!
The instrument has yet to be built that can measure my indifference of the details of Zarqawi's long over due demise!
But I do love how my favorite press organization,the Associated Press reports this attributing the account only to a guy named Mohammed. That equates to "Dave said he saw Hillary and Bill having a warm relationship last week!" Which we all know could never happen! Keep digging boys, I'm sure you can find a good story to help the world hate us more, even when we do the world the courtesy of removing vermin like Zarqawi from the planet...
A simple Thank You will suffice!