Christopher Hitchens is interviewed by the ABC’s Ros Childs on the 2x500 pounding of Abu al-Zarqawi:
CHILDS: So will his death, therefore, in a way raise his profile in the country amongst the insurgents as he is being hailed as a martyr?
HITCHENS: No, I don’t think—well, obviously there will be a bit of that but these people also have to watch Iraqi TV and they can see that the majority of people in the country are very delighted at the man’s death. So I don’t think that does cut both ways.
From Powerline, one of many images of Iraqi delight not widely published following Zarqawi’s smooshing:
Now, back to the interview:
CHILDS: So what is going to happen now? What is the next move as far as al-Zarqawi’s supporters is likely to be?
HITCHENS: Well, I hope that we emulate the advice of the ... emulate? Follow the advice of the new Iraqi PM in his speech yesterday, who said it strengthens our determination to kill them all.
UPDATE. Zarqawi lives! Well, in the afterlife: “Howzit swingin’, fagsicles? Yeah, I know all you bitzoches all seen the pictures by now. Go on and laugh it up chump, like your drivers license photo is all George fuckin’ Clooney. Personally I think I’m lookin’ straight GQ, seeing as I just got a 500-pound laser guided curb stomp. Shit cuz, y’all should see Kahlid, a.k.a. ‘Ceiling Spackle.’ But, hey, whateva. You kuffar haters can finally step off my nuts, ‘cause I. am. outtahere. Y’all can just suck it, ‘cause Zarkman got his free pass to Allah’s celestial Disneyland.”
Sadly for Zarkman, that Disneyland quickly turns into a Never-want-to-go-there-land. Read tragic Zark’s full report.
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