A provocative news item

Received in email from CNN Breaking news --

-- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was alive when U.S. troops reached him after the U.S. bombing raid, but died "almost immediately" after, Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said.

Later, answering a journalist's question, Major General Someone-or-other said "Yes, we were attemtping to perform life-saving measures."

Hmmm ... not as if our people might have any unprofessional or personal hostility toward Mr Wowie (IED) Zarqawi, but I keep getting an image of the statement on site:

"Honestly, we tried to keep him alive as long as we could, but it was Miller Time" said USMC Gunnery Sergeant Percy (Hand Me the Pliers) Miller.

(How often do line troops get to capture the man who actually gave the orders to plant the IED's that killed, maimed, and mutilated their close friends? They might be a tech pissed off, no?)


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