New twists in the Zarqawi death keep on turning up, next we'll have someguy saying Zarqawi was brutally raped.
But remember, this is the same news organization that disingenuously smeared our Marines.
The U.S. military dismissed as ``baloney'' reports that American soldiers may have beaten Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, before he died on June 7 after a U.S. air strike on a house north of Baghdad.
``He died while American soldiers were attempting to save his life,'' General George Casey, who leads coalition forces in Iraq, told the Fox News Sunday television program. ``So the idea that people were beating him is ridiculous.''
The London-based Sunday Times today quoted an eyewitness as saying he saw American soldiers take Zarqawi from an ambulance, tear his robe to check for explosives, then kick him repeatedly in the chest while demanding his name.
The soldiers were ``shouting and screaming and in a very tense and agitated mood,'' Ali Abbas, a 25-year-old laborer who was one of the first at the scene and had
helped pull Zarqawi from the rubble of the house, told the Sunday Times.