Al-Zarqawi Alive When Troops Arrived (Video)
The U.S. military now says Al-Zarqawi was alive when troops arrived.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was alive on a stretcher and tried to move off it when U.S. troops reached the wounded terrorist leader after his safe house had been bombed, a U.S. general said at a news conference Friday. “Zarqawi did survive the airstrike,” Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad said. “We did in fact see him alive.” “There was some kind of movement on the stretcher and he died shortly thereafter,” he said.
Not that it much matters, I suppose, but this contradicts the initial statements from yesterday’s pressers.
CNN has a 2:27 video entitled “Watch how al-Zarqawi’s final moments unfolded.”
YouTube has the CENTCOM-released video of the strike that got Zarqawi:
UPDATE: Even better: The CENTCOM video of the strike with President Bush’s speech on the Zarqawi strike as a voiceover, plus rap music and Toby Keith.
Gotta love American ingenuity.