Aren’t we better than that?

June 9th, 2006

Am I the only one bothered by the posters of dead terrorist Al-Zarqawi displayed by the Pentagon and the U.S. press?

I’m glad this guy is gone, best cialis troche but the ghoulish emphasis on his dead face feels more like something our enemies would do to us.

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  • 1. Tim  |  June 9th, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    Elliot, you are right. I am also bothered by the picture of his dead face all over the news. I think that this picture was released for the Iraqi people so that they can be sure that Zarqawi is dead. But I don’t understand why we need to see this picture over and over again. I remember U.S. military complaining about Al Jazeera showing the pictures of our dead soldiers when the war began. We should not do the same thing even though Zarqawi was an evil man.

  • 2. Chris  |  June 9th, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    I think its great it shows the arab street what happens to every terrorist sooner or later. Even the great Zarqawi.

    The way the arab street is the only thing they would have believed is seeing pictures. Just like with Saddams two asshat sons.

    If we had any back bone we would bury his ass in a pigskin bodybag.

    My only concern is he didnt suffer enough I hope that he was in ton of pain waiting for bomb number two to finish the job.

    Plus this is a video war played out on the internet photos like these will help weaken the enemies moral they prove if we can get Zarqawi we can get anyone.

  • 3. Administrator  |  June 10th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    You have a good point, Chris. But I’m still not comfotable with it.

  • 4. Wendy  |  June 10th, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    When Saddam’s kids were killed, I remember reading something about showing the pictures being a necessary thing in Iraq. It’s not a victory parade, but it’s something about their culture and viewing the dead. Of course, that’s just the fragments of the story I remember, so the story could have read :”Showing the pictures is a necessary thing in Iraq. It’s not a way to prove to the Iraqi people that the people who caused such torment and torture to the Iraqis are dead, it’s simply a victory parade.” It’s like my brain’s screwy version of line-item veto.

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