Thursday, June 08, 2006

Conspiracy?

American airmen successfully bombed a building that housed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi sometime before three o' clock this morning Eastern time, as the whole world (and readers of this blog) are surely aware. Shortly after the announcement of Zarqawi's death hit the wires and the major television news outlets, radical leftist webloggers wasted no time in blasting the whole thing as some sort of Bush-led conspiracy to boost the GOP's chances in the November General Election.

One blogger who claims to be an Iraqi claims both that Zarqawi is not dead, and that he never existed to begin with. I am quite the consumer of conspiracy theories myself, folks, but that one is a bit far-fetched even for me.

2 Comments:

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 10:39:00 PM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

Dave,
The Conspiracy Theory concerning al-Zarqawi has been around for some time. Basically, it says that he was a construct of the CIA, Pentagon ... (take your pick) ... in order to have someone to blame for everything happening in Iraq, and to bolster the Bush administration's claim of links between al-Qeada and Saddam/insurgents. I never found it particulary convincing. But some people don't need any convincing ...

SteveMule

 
At Friday, June 09, 2006 3:00:00 AM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Steve;
I am aware that it has been around, but since yesterday it has gotten much more widespread play. The bazaar thing is that in the same sentence, a lot of the people who claim to believe this theory are touting the "well, Zarqawi is dead so now the administration will shift blame and the fighting will get worse."

Okay-which is it?

 

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