Sunday, June 11, 2006

zarqawi: sex offender, cross-dresser

* speaking of Ron, he points to a "bizarre" Reuters piece. Here are the first few paras:
"The ruins of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s house are strewn with a random jumble of wreckage -- magazines, a leopard-print nightgown, a religious slogan and a few hints at the violent career of Iraq’s most wanted man.

What is left of the “safe house” where the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq lived suggests that he and his companions lived there with few luxuries.

The U.S. military took reporters to the village of Hibhib, near the town of Baqouba north of Baghdad, three days after its air strike killed al-Zarqawi, blamed for the grisly beheadings of hostages and the killings of thousands in suicide bombings."
Ron thinks it is weird because there's an obscure link to FDR.

I like it because MSNBC runs with the headline: "Women’s clothing found at al-Zarqawi house." If we lived in a proper universe, the headline would be "Woman and child murdered by Americans"

A quick look through google news shows the assortment of headlines:
  • Ruins of Zarqawi's house offer clues and hints
  • 3 women and a child died with Zarqawi*
  • Women’s clothing found at al-Zarqawi house
  • Zarqawi: Skimpy clothes found
  • Skimpy clothing among rubble
I just wanna cry.

(* n.b. this headline from India)

(h/t romunov)

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