The Pentagon is confirming early reports that Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi was alive when coalition troops arrived at his Baquba safehouse, but died shortly after and before he could be interrogated.
Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said Zarqawi tried to roll off the gurney to escape once he became aware of the fact that he was being taken into custody by coalition troops Wednesday night after two 500-pound precision guided bombs blew up his safehouse near Baqouba.
Good. He died knowing he’d been captured – knowing he was completely and utterly screwed. Not only was he killed, but he died cornered like a trapped animal, unable to escape his fate.
Serves the butcher right.