The headline could also have been: Zarqawi retires, intends to spend more time with family.
Folks, it looks like the infamous Zarqawi has decided to retire. I know this story is a bit old, but I have to talk about it since I've been tracking this story:
Zarqawi is a Hoax
It seems Bush's intelligence experts that were creating - er discovering - the Zarqawi audio tapes and creating - I mean intercepting Zarqawi's mail have decided it's time for the curtain call for Zarqawi.
Apparently, they noticed how played out and abused this Zarqawi propaganda had become. So, without claiming to have captured or to have killed him (since he was long-dead), they had to give a reason why there wouldn't be any more Zarqawi tapes. So they thought of a way to kill him off in the narrative, like writing an actor who has cancer out of the sitcom.
Jordanian al-Qaeda militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been forced to step down as leader of a coalition of Iraqi militants, a leading Islamist claims.
Jordanian-born al Qaeda militant Abu Musab Zarqawi has been replaced as head of the terrorist organization in Iraq in a bid to put an Iraqi figure at the head of the group's struggle, said a leading Islamist.
I won't bother with the poll question again. Last time, 82% of Kossacks that read my diary thought Zarqawi was a hoax.
I'd love to know what Kos thinks of this. It's such an embarrassingly obvious psyop, I wish someone more prominent would call Them out for it.