Zarqawi Initially Survived Blast

Apparently, the man lived through the impact of two 500 lb. bombs dropped on his safehouse. But not for very long:

"He was conscious initially, according to the U.S. forces that physically saw him," Caldwell told Fox. "He obviously had some kind of visual recognition of who they were because he attempted to roll off the stretcher, as I am told, and get away, realizing it was U.S. military....but he died almost immediately thereafter from the wounds he'd received from this airstrike."

I find it a bit strange that he was even in enough of one piece to be found conscious at the site, let alone have the strength to mutter gibberish at our forces. Nonetheless, oh to have heard what the troops said to him in the last waking moments of his sick life.

Read the rest here.

Many thanks to RealClearPolitics for linking to this humble site with their BuzzTracker.

Posted by Portia at June 9, 2006 07:55 AM | TrackBack