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Zarqawi Video, the Director’s Cut

Centcom has released raw footage captured in Iraq from the recent Zarqawi video showing, among other things, that he could not operate his own weapon. This is highly useful in the battle to delegitimize the bad guys, showing that they aren’t such a competent group of steely eyed killers after all. Sure, good at attacking helpless people and beheading captives, but when it comes to real warfighting they are basically chumps. Getting the world to laugh at them is the very best medicine in the War on Terrorism.

James S. Robbins — James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is senior fellow for national security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a ...

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Zarqawi Video, the Director’s Cut

Centcom has released raw footage captured in Iraq from the recent Zarqawi video showing, among other things, that he could not operate his own weapon. This is highly useful in the battle to delegitimize the bad guys, showing that they aren’t such a competent group of steely eyed killers after all. Sure, good at ... Read More
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