June 23, 2004
I don't doubt the veracity of the story, but I think it shows that Al Qaeda linked (and based in Iraq) terrorist (note: not MILITANT) Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is in the last stages of some sort of breakdown before the handover on June 30th.
"As for you, Allawi -- sorry, the democratically elected prime minister -- we have found for you a useful poison and a sure sword," said a taped voice, purported to be Zarqawi's own.
It just shows what the enemies of civilization really care about. Obviously, a free Iraq and hopefully (eventually) a free Middle East is NOT in their best interest.