The editors at Buzzflash argue that in displaying the picture of Zarqawi’s dead, bloated face the way it did, the Bush administration is once again displaying the same kind of sophomoric bravado (“Bring ‘em on”) that it used to its great detriment in the past.
Read Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen’s account of the life, death and intellectual underpinnings of Zarqawi.
... But we do know that the barbaric golden framed photos of al-Zarqawi’s bloated, blood-splotched face—displayed almost instantly at Pentagon news briefings—was akin to Bush’s “Bring ‘em on” statement that put our troops at such great risk. Indeed, Bush’s sophomoric bravado a couple of years back resulted in egging on the insurgents and more deaths for our military men and women. And this latest “displaying the enemy’s ear” PR initiative is going to backfire in the same way.