January 22, 2005

They're on the other side #646

Bill Roggio scrutinizes a NYT article:

...Zarqawi is a declared member of al Qaeda, and has full terrorist credentials. He has operated al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, beheaded civilians and recorded his handy work in snuff films on al Qaeda websites, attempted to conduct a poison gas attack in Jordan, ricin and other chemical attacks in Europe... The list goes on. And yet the New York Times, the paper of record, cannot, even once, refer to him as a terrorist. Instead, he is a “rebel leader”, “insurgent”, “militant” and “guerrilla”. They know his history, yet they choose to obscure his brutal nature in the romantic language of resistance fighters...

Sounds like another Che...There may be good money to be made selling Zarqawi t-shirts to the fashion-conscious!

Posted by John Weidner at January 22, 2005 2:04 PM
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