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Al-Zarqawi: Real or Imaginary? Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Reported by Marie Therese - May 26, 2005

Newshounds Editorial

Earlier today, Judge Andrew Napolitano and retired Colonel David "Blood and Guts" Hunt discussed the possibility that terror mastermind, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, may be dying or dead. My Big Question of the Day: Do you believe that there is actually such a person as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi? Or has he been "created" by the Pentagon to distract from the fact that Iraq is a massive failure?

When we were being pushed into this illegal war, the administration made a big deal about the so-called "link" between Saddam and Al Qaeda validating it with the statement that al-Zarqawi was fitted with an artificial leg in Baghdad and lived and worked in Al Qaeda training camps in the northern Kurdish areas. However, the newly redesigned al-Zarqawi doesn't seem to have a bum leg. Even some FOX News guests have attempted to explain away this obvious discrepancy. A 17-page letter, purportedly intercepted last year from a deal Al Qaeda courier and allegedly written by al-Zarqawi, has still not been verified by certified document examiners. Yet the media treats it as if it was thoroughly and publicly vetted.

Last April, just prior to the first Fallujah stand-off, independent reporter Dahr Jamail reported that the average Iraqi didn't believe in the existence of al-Zarqawi.

I find that I'm in agreement with the average Iraqi.

This doubting Thomasina needs some real proof, not just the uncorroborated word of a Pentagon that lied about Jessica Lynch's rescue, lied about Pat Tillman's death, lied about WMDs, lied about aluminum tubes, lied about Niger, and now it seems lied about Koran abuse at Guantanamo.

We know through the statements last week of CNN co-founder Reese Shonfeld that no less a personage than "an undersecretary of Defense" confirmed to him that the Pentagon routinely lies in the "best interests" of the American people (or perhaps, in the best interests of the Pentagon?).

So, I'm asking our readers to discuss YOUR opinions and, if possible, present incontrovertible evidence of the physical existence of that master of disguise, that nefarious nemesis of democracy, that mad-dog killer, the Al Qaeda ringleader and general no-good-nik, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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