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Walkerville, VA
Monday, May 20, 2024
Carolyn Purcell, Editor

Bush delays al-Zarqawi to influence elections

Blogger, California Democrat, media suspicious over timing of high-profile terrorist’s death.

Members of the blogosphere, the media, and a California Democrat complain that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Wednesday death was a political ploy. “This is just to cover Bush’s sagging ass and sagging poll numbers,” said California’s always outspoken Representative Pete Stark.

Scott Thill at The Huffington Post agreed. “This was an orchestrated photo op,” he wrote, “staged only to affect the previous day’s elections.”

“This comes at a very important time,” said Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today show.

NBC’s chief Pentagon correspondent, Jim Miklaszewski, pointed out that the administration sat on this information for 18 hours. “This was no mistake,” said Miklaszewski. “The announcement was deliberately timed to increase confidence in Republican candidates.”

California’s Stark blamed the Wednesday killing for Republican Brian Bilbray’s Tuesday win against Democrat Francine Busby. However, some observers wondered if a photo op staged after elections could influence those elections. “That’s the cunning stupidity of the Bush administration,” replied Stark. “By waiting until just after the elections, Democrats were unable to respond.”

“That fruitcake Bush doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” continued Stark. “If he cared about enlisted people he wouldn’t have bombed Zarqawi. Someone put him up to it. I doubt if that cocksucker even knows how to spell Zarqawi.”

According to the Washington Post, “al-Zarqawi served a crucial purpose for the administration. He was a useful source of propaganda for the administration and was part of a U.S. psy-op campaign.”

“Zarqawi was a stooge,” wrote Thill, “invented by the Bush administration.”

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was unavailable for comment.

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